Physical Education: 

All children are taught two units every half term, from Nursery-Year 6. We use a scheme called Get Set 4 PE, which allows us to design a curriculum that matches our vision for the subject. Each unit is sequenced so that lessons build on knowledge and skills, ensuring the children are taught the Early Learning Goals and the KS1 & KS2 National Curriculum outcomes.

We are fortunate to have a PE specialist, Mr Jones, who teaches every class PE at some point during the week. Here is what Mr Jones has to say about PE at The Grove Academy:

I have been working at The Grove for six years and prior to my role, I worked at Watford Football Club Community Sports & Education Trust for thirteen years working in a variety of schools in and around Hertfordshire. My passion is sport and I believe that, through PE, we can help develop a love of sport and physical activity in our children. This will enable them to pursue this outside of school and in their future lives.

I am fortunate enough to teach every class PE at some point, during the week, and I love to watch pupils progress throughout their time with us. I also support teachers too to ensure the children are receiving fun and engaging PE lessons. We follow a scheme called GetSet4PE. Here are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality PE program:

  • Improved physical fitness
  • Skill and motor skills development
  • Provides regular, healthful physical activity
  • Teaches self-discipline
  • Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
  • Strengthened peer relationships including respect and co-operation
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Experience in setting goals and targets
  • Improved concentration in the classroom!