PE at Stoke Damerel Primary Academy plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have weekly PE lessons that, over the year, cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. PE is taught using the Real PE program. Swimming is offered for children in Year 4 as a block of learning.
A healthy lifestyle is also promoted. Alongside the PE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to participate in various lunchtime and subsidised after school sports clubs including multi sports, football, netball, basketball, dance, and tennis. A selection of these is offered at different times throughout the school year.
Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self-esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in Reception and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball and tag rugby. These skills are also transferrable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis and volleyball.
Children are given the opportunity to participate in the Plymouth School Sports Association primary festivals and competitions. On a regular basis school fixtures are arranged in many sports which enable the children to be proud to represent their school.