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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School

Physical Education & Personal Achievement

The school aims to give all children the opportunity to develop their sporting abilities through a broad and balanced programme of traditional team sports and co-operative games.  PE is planned in accordance with the National Curriculum.  Younger children will participate in dance, gymnastics and games.  Older pupils will extend those skills and also learn athletics, swimming and outdoor activities.

We are committed to promoting achievements in sport and there are opportunities for older children to be involved in football, netball, tennis, tag rugby, cricket, uni-hoc and rounders, to name but a few.

The teams take part in a number of tournaments throughout the year and we are involved in most city sporting competitions.  Children also benefit from the services of specialised professional coaches in a variety of sports and multi-skills at different times of the year.  We hold an annual Sports Day in the summer term, with every child encouraged to take part.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

We use our local swimming baths at The Lenton Centre to teach our children to swim. By the end of Key Stage 2 they should be able to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.