PE & Sport
Mr W Irvine is our PE & Sports Subject Leader Support.
At Trawden Forest Primary school, we aim to deliver a broad, well rounded P.E. curriculum that will allow children the opportunity to enjoy being active and develop the skills needed to excel in a range of sports.
All aspects of the National Curriculum are taught using a variety of sports, and lessons are delivered by a mixture of school staff and qualified coaches.
We aim to give children the chance to become physically confident, in order to support their health and fitness. This is done through providing every child in school the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs, festivals and competitions throughout the academic year. Children are taught the skills required to actively take part in competitive sporting activities along with the Sainsbury's 'Spirit of the Games' values; determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.
All children participate in weekly yoga lessons which focus on :-
- Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. The breathing exercises and relaxation techniques learned from practicing yoga can help children with stress management. Teaching children how to reduce stress in a healthy way is an important life skill that will help them as children and as adults.
- Yoga improves children’s emotional regulation. Another benefit of yoga for children is that it helps children learn to be in the present moment while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind, which ultimately improves their emotional regulation.
- Yoga boosts children’s self-esteem. Yoga for kids can do wonders for their self-esteem. Perfecting a pose or improving their balance and flexibility can give young children a sense of personal empowerment.
- Yoga increases children’s body awareness and mindfulness. Going through a variety of yoga poses helps children learn about their bodies and the movements they’re capable of doing.
- Yoga enhances children’s concentration and memory. One of the top benefits of kids’ yoga is that the different types of moves requires children to focus and work on their memorization skills—both of which can translate over into their academic performance.
- Yoga develops children’s strength and flexibility. Yoga helps strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility, which can reduce their chance of injury.
- Yoga teaches discipline and reduces impulsivity. Yoga can reduce challenging behaviours in the classroom by providing a physical outlet for children to express themselves. It also teaches children about discipline as they work on clearing their minds and perfecting their poses.
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