At Sinai we recognise the vital role that PE has to play in promoting a long-term healthy lifestyle that is both enjoyable and rewarding. We aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Physical education is at the forefront of our school culture and we believe this will enhance academic achievement, as well as the health and well-being of our pupils.
Current Practice at Sinai School
The aim is for all children at Sinai to be physically active every day. Therefore, we provide a broad range of daily activities for children to be active and develop a love for sport. Children will experience a variety of sports that help improve and maintain levels of fitness, and teach them how to use their bodies to their full potential. Competition is used to motivate the children to achieve their best and to strive to improve themselves. 83% of our current Year 6 cohort have met the National Curriculum swimming requirement.
How to help at home
All children aged five or over should be physically active for at least one hour a day.
Physical activity helps children:
• grow strong muscles and bones
• maintain a healthy weight
• discover the world around them
• build their confidence
You can help by encouraging your child to find activities they enjoy and building physical activity into family life.
10 ways to make exercise fun
1. Walk, scooter or cycle to and from school together as often as possible. Read about the health benefits of cycling.
2. Build a den or treehouse with them in the school holidays. Or, under supervision, encourage them to climb a tree or two.
3. Go roller skating, rollerblading or skateboarding, indoors or outside. In winter, go ice skating.
4. Do an activity challenge together, such as training for a fun run or charity walk. See the parkrun website for free weekly 5K runs near you.
5. Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have one of your own, ask if you can borrow a friend or neighbour’s dog.
6. Support your kids in sports, clubs or any other activities that may interest them. Joining a weekend club sport encourages them to make a commitment to a team and regular exercise. Find sports and fitness activities in your area.
7. Find time every weekend to do something active with your children. Play frisbee or football in the park, go trampolining, or try indoor rock climbing.
8. Fly a kite. The Kite Society of Great Britain has local groups that meet for special flying days where experienced members offer advice and help. Some also run kite-making workshops.
9. Take a trip to the beach. Beaches offer loads of ways for kids to get active, including games, rock-pooling, swimming, and plenty of running around. Or try an activity-based holiday.
10. The National Parks website has lists of events like guided walks and children’s fun days to give you ideas for active days out.
You’ll find more advice on getting active as a family on the Change4Life website.