Sport is a key focus at Holy Family School as it aims to value, inspire and challenge all pupils who come to learn. In Foundation Stage, Physical Development is a major focus and there are many opportunities in the outdoor area to develop balance and ball skills as part of the Early Years curriculum. In Key Stage 1, Holy Family children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching through the REAL PE programme. Once they have these skills, the children are encouraged to apply them to a range of activities including team games and dancing.
By Key Stage 2, character formation via sportsmanship comes to the fore as the children’s PE lessons become more competitive. Holy Family children learn the rules and tactics for a number of games such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis as well as the rules of attack and defence. Gymnastics and athletics is taught to develop flexibility and strength as well as technique and control. The children are also encouraged to reflect and compare their performances with previous ones and each others’. Swimming lessons are provided in Years 4, 5, and 6 on Friday afternoons at Langley Leisure Centre to ensure that no child leaves our school unable to swim.