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Physical Education 


If you were to walk into a physical education lesson at King Athelstan, you would see all pupils highly active and immersed in their learning. At King Athelstan we believe all pupils should have access to high quality physical education. Pupils benefit from PE lessons twice a week; Mr McLaughlin, our experienced PE specialist has developed an inclusive and challenging PE curriculum over many years to ensure activities are differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils and that the children are challenged and encouraged to reach their full potential.

PE at King Athelstan develops key values, such as: friendship, determination, respect, fairness and excellence.  Pupils should want to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. By accessing a high quality PE provision, they feel inspired to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, understanding the benefits of physical education and how it supports their physical and mental health.  

Pupils thrive in physical education at King Athelstan and enjoy the variety of sports studied.  They feel challenged; they recognise their strengths and weakness and know how to improve their individual and team play.  We want our children to feel physically confident and inquisitive about how they can improve their health and fitness.  Pupils enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing against each other. 

Click here to see our PE curriculum 

Click here to see our PE skills progression 

State-of-the-art KS2 Playground

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Click here to find out more about our Outdoor Learning Project

PE Equipment and Facilities 

At King Athelstan we pride ourselves on providing the children with high quality games equipment and state-of-the-art facilities such as the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), running track, climbing frames and indoor hall with specialised gymnastics equipment. Years 1 - 6 receive swimming lessons at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre (currently being refurbished) and Year 5 and 6 take part in 'Bike Ability' and ice skating. 

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Please see Sport & Healthy lifestyles for more information about clubs, swimming and competitive events:

Sport and Healthy Lifestyles 

Sports Day 

Sports day is always an exciting event on the King Athelstan calendar for students, staff and parents alike. Children enjoy sports day as it showcases their athleticism and physical capabilities.  It is also an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate their achievements. Year 6 prefects and house team captains help set up races and support the younger children at the start and finish lines. As mentioned before, the children are organised into four houses - Yellow (Cambridge), Red (Dawson), Blue (Hawks) and Green (Villiers). Not only does this help nurture a healthy degree of competition, it also gives the children a sense of belonging up and down the school and not just in their own classes. 

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School calendar

  • Y6 Trip to Kew Gardens
    28 March 2023
  • Thinker's Project Exhibition
    28 March 2023
  • Matisse Y2 Class Assembly
    29 March 2023, 9am
  • School breaks up one hour earlier for Easter holidays
    31 March 2023
  • Children return to school
    17 April 2023
  • Y4 trip to Thames Young Mariners
    26 April 2023
  • Bank Holiday
    1 May 2023
  • O'Keeffe Y1 Class Assembly
    3 May 2023, 9am

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