At Ivy House School, we aim to develop skills and techniques in a range of sporting activities. Through a carefully designed programme, our pupils will gain physical skills and perform them with increasing competence and confidence, in an array of physical activities and contexts.
Through curriculum sport lessons, our pupils will learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideals to suit activities that need varying approaches and thought processes. They will set targets for themselves; and compete against others, individually and as team members. They will grow to understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge other children’s successes and will be encouraged to take the initiative to lead activities and focus on improving aspects of their own performance. Pupils will be able to make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives and develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.
The sporting activities available will vary as the children move through the school and will include athletics, swimming, gymnastics, dance and team games such as football, netball, rounders, tennis, hockey and touch rugby.