Sports

Braeside uses some of the district’s finest sporting facilities, including the Loughton Leisure Centre and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre that was used as an Olympic training venue.

The PE programme throughout the school is designed to promote physical activity and incorporate the thinking involved in making decisions, selecting, refining judging and adapting movement. Through our programme pupils are encouraged to develop physical competence in a broad range of activities as well as personal qualities of commitment, fairness and enthusiasm.

In Years 3 to 6 pupils should build on and embed the physical skills learned in lower years to become more confident in techniques across a broad range of sports as individuals and as part of a team. We aim to develop confidence and interest to get involved in exercise and sporting activities out of school and in later life. Pupils should understand the importance of exercise and the long term benefits of physical activity.

Key achievements include:

  • Mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching and beginning to apply these in a range of activities
  • Swimming competently and being confident in water
  • Developing balance, agility and coordination and develop fundamental movement skills
  • Increasing confidence and competence in a broad range of physical activities and challenging situations

Activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Ball skills – receiving and throwing
  • Racket skills – hitting and batting
  • Athletics – running, jumping, agility, balance and coordination