Our Approach to Teaching PE at DL

Physical Education forms an essential part of the curriculum at David Livingstone Academy, often taught by qualified sports coaches. It educates pupils in the knowledge of the body: how to use them both efficiently and effectively, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

DurinIMG_9112g PE children are taught a number of skills, games and sports. Practical sessions are delivered and led by our sports coach and class teachers (autocratic) and by the pupils (democratic) to help challenge the children in different situations. We cover a wide range of activities throughout the Key Stages where pupils have the opportunity to learn new skills whilst consolidating and building upon pre-existing ones.

Children perform as an individual, in a group or as part of a team in formal/ informal competitions or performances. Different pathways to other activities in and beyond school, where possible are available to work with sportsmen and women, coaches and other specialists. Our football team is particularly successful, for example in 2012, DL won the Small Schools Cup.

Our children are taught through the following areas of activity: Games – football, netball, basketball, tennis, badminton, rounders’ and cricket; Multi-skills; Gymnastics; Dance;  Athletics and Swimming.

We offer a wide range of extra curriculum activities and all are encouraged to join in. Our pupils are offered the opportunity to represent the school in festivals, tournaments, competitions and events, both in school and the local community.

All PE clothing should be named and taken home frequently to be washed. Our PE kit consists of: Team colour t-shirt (bought from Bubblegum, Thornton Heath), with our school logo; black shorts; black jogging bottoms (for outside when it is cold), black plimsolls or trainers (for outside use).

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