At Keyham Barton we aim to promote our children’s health, physical development and confidence. The children experience a wide range of P.E. activities, including dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and swimming.
Foundation Stage children focus on the Early Learning goals and will also have physical activities related to numeracy and outdoor play as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Our curriculum is organised so that children have access to all areas specified within the National Curriculum. Children participate in Games and Athletics activities, Gymnastics (although large apparatus will not be used unless a qualified gymnastics instructor is present), Dance, Swimming and Outdoor Adventurous activities plus a range of ‘Out of hours’ learning clubs.
Children follow a rich and varied curriculum delivered by class teachers and visiting specialists. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities including: football, basketball, tennis, hockey, netball and running. Our Year 6 sports leaders manage and organise a variety of physical sporting activities during lunchtimes and we also have access to Plymouth School Sports Partnership (PSSP), which organises a wide range of intra-school events in which we are always keen to participate.
Children in Year 6 are also given the opportunity to take part in a residential visit, opening their experience of activities such as climbing, kayaking and coasteering.
Healthy Schools /Healthy Child
The Healthy Child Quality Mark is an evolution of the previous Healthy Schools Kitemark and builds upon the Healthy Schools Plus initiative. The Healthy Child Quality Mark aims to continue to give schools a framework to plan, deliver and assess healthier behaviour change.
Sainsbury’s School Game Gold Award 2014/15
The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.
The Mark rewards school for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education and was first launched in June 2012 via the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
The school applies for the award on an annual basis. In 2013-14 Keyham Barton received the Silver Award and in 2014- 2015 we received the Gold Award in recognition of our commitment to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for all.