At Colfe’s the ethos of the Physical Education (PE) department is to plan and deliver safe and exciting lessons that challenge and support children’s learning both physically and mentally.
Children channel their desire to win appropriately and support others whenever possible. Individual and team sports are offered to the children and this is supported by a diverse co-curricular programme of activities and fixtures against other schools. We also have ‘learning based fixtures’ where the onus is on developing basic skills and sharing experiences of playing in mixed teams. We encourage our most able students to pursue sports outside of school to maximise their potential and celebrate all levels of success regularly in assembly.
Colfe’s Junior School is able to offer a wide range of sporting activities across the year with most of the curriculum delivered in a co-ed environment. In the autumn term Games lessons are taught in single sex groups with the girls focusing on netball skills and the boys developing their rugby skills. The spring term brings boys and girls together to experience both football and hockey and the in the summer term cricket is the main focus.
Our PE curriculum ensures the children access swimming lessons across both the autumn and spring terms with the House Galas taking place in the summer. The other sports taught in PE include gymnastics, volleyball, short tennis and a variety of striking, fielding and invasion games to support the Games curriculum. Throughout the year the children take part in House events including a cross country run and are invited to take part in a number of other endurance based events such as Biathlons and the like.