P.E at The Berkeley
At The Berkeley we believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience success in Physical Education. Lessons are designed to develop the fundamental physical skills in KS1, then continue to build on these as each child progresses through the school. Every child deserves to experience an appropriate level of challenge regardless of their current knowledge and ability. With that in mind, all lessons are designed to encourage and inspire a life-long love of physical activity.
We aim for children to develop transferable skills and to understand the importance of regular physical activity on our physical and mental wellbeing. Through P.E lessons children will build self-confidence and increase levels of self-esteem as they develop their own independence and resilience to challenges. Within lessons children will have the opportunity to participate in individual or team activities, which will continue to develop a range of social skills and enable the development of teamwork. At The Berkeley we try to make all subjects as active as possible and are committed to providing each child with at least 30 minutes physical activity per day as part of the government’s 60 active minutes per day scheme. This is done through PE lessons, Forest School, active playtimes, active lessons and short activity breaks in between lessons.
Sport and physical activity play a prominent part in school life at The Berkeley and we encourage all of our pupils to take part in extra-curricular sport. We are proud members of the Crewe & Nantwich School Sports Partnership and take part in the majority of events on offer. Where possible, we try to enter B and C teams into competitions in order to increase participation and give as many pupils as possible the chance to represent our school. We have had lots of success over the past few years, including visits to the Cheshire County Finals in Basketball, Cricket, Netball and Tag Rugby.
Every child is invited to take part in our extra-curricular sports clubs and priority is given to those who have not attended previously. We supplement our school sports offer with the use of external, specialist coaches for sports such as Cricket and Multi skills for both KS1 and KS2.