At Diamond Wood Community Academy we understand the need for all pupils to leave our school physically literate, with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. We strive to provide the best curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to support this and to ensure our children get first hand experiences in a variety of sports and activities to achieve their personal best. We provide them with the development of vocabulary which allows them to deepen their understanding of the concepts used in physical education.
Each class will take part in at least 2 P.E sessions a week with a focus on physical, emotional and social development. We teach and develop a variety of skills such as balance, agility and co-ordination as well as personal, cognitive, creative and health related fitness. Children explore the fundamental gross and fine motor skills through music, stories and games during their P.E lessons and begin to develop and understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork on competitive sport. We strongly encourage children to challenge themselves to achieve their personal best. Throughout the year we offer opportunities for children to join us in our extra-curricular activities such as dance, gymnastics, football, rugby, multi skills, balancability and other activities.
At Diamond Wood Community Academy we engage children in physical activity and incorporate this through cross curricular lessons, integrating physical activity into all subjects.
We are working with Living Streets to track the way our children travel to school.
70% of journeys to school in September were active – Well done everyone!
Active travel includes walking, cycling, scooter or park and stride. Each pupil who completes one active travel a week throughout the month will earn a badge. If you live further away from school and need to drive, park your car a short distance and walk the rest of the journey. This will still count as an active travel and your child can still earn their badge.