Physical Education (PE)

In physical education children take part in a wide variety of activities. They learn that being active is fun and that it is important to lead an active lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Barugh Green and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.

At Key Stage one children experience dance, games, athletics and gymnastics. At Key Stage two in addition to those taught earlier, pupils also have lessons in swimming and outdoor/adventurous activities.

In gymnastics children use the large apparatus which enables them to develop their gross motor skills (climbing, jumping, balance etc). We play a wide variety of team games and during fine weather we take advantage of our playing field for outdoor activities of many kinds. Lessons involving the use of small apparatus (bats, balls, skipping ropes etc) develop the children's fine motor skills, such as catching, throwing and hand/eye co-ordination. During the summer the children do athletics on the track on the school field and learn the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing events.

For half of the school year children in Year 5 attend weekly swimming lessons at Royston Baths, where they are taught by trained instructors. The programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke  technique.

As a school we participate in many sporting competitions including multi-skills, gymnastics, football, netball, cross country, rounders, cricket, athletics, sports hall athletics, rugby and orienteering. We believe in healthy competition teaching the children to do their best and be gracious in victory and defeat. Over the past few years we have been the Barnsley champions in football, rounders, athletics, swimming, cross country, netball and cricket and for the last two years we have made the National rounders final, winning last year.

The school also runs a wide variety of before and afterschool clubs, some of which are led by coaches from local teams, teachers and teaching assistants. These include football, athletics, gymnastics, hockey, running (golden mile club), netball, Zumba, dance and sports hall athletics.