Since 2015 the emphasis in PE lessons has been on the developing Physical Literacy and Health Related Fitness of the children. This starts in Reception and continues right up to Year 6.
The fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination are embedded from an early age with a development towards running, jumping and catching skills. These basic skills are vital to the development of the whole athlete that are complimented by a focus on muscular endurance and cardio-vascular fitness that produce an athlete that can access any sporting discipline.
Students have found success regularly in lessons and this has transferred into OSHL clubs, but also into competitions organised by the SGO in X-country, Sportshall Athletics, Quadkids, Archery, New Age Kurling, Key steps Gymnastics, Multi sports competition, Panathlon and Mountain Biking, in addition to the more traditional sports of Football for both boys and girls.
The school has accessed the Youth Sport Trust awards since 2016 and recognition for the Active Gloucestershire at their awards evening in 2017.
The school achieved the Gold Award from the Youth Sport Trust for the Academic Year of 2018/19.
Please note that, unless medically unfit, all children are expected to take part in P.E. and should have a t shirt, shorts and plimsolls available in school at all times. No jewellery should be worn due to health and safety.
P.E. at Yorkley School
We love to keep busy and active at Yorkley School, and do lots to keep ourselves healthy. We have recently been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. These were awarded for the different competitions which we entered, and for how we compete within school.
Please see our section on Sports Premium – under the heading ‘Key Information’- to learn more about the teaching of sports at Yorkley School