We are incredibly lucky at the Westbourne School to be able to offer our Pre-School pupils lessons with certified Physical Education teachers. Mr Elvidge and Miss Pursehouse work with all of our Pre-School and Reception children delivering have three sessions a week for 30 minutes.
Physical Education lessons in the EYFS are an opportunity to have fun, explore and experience different ways to move whilst beginning to develop their ball skills.
Children also develop skills that enable them to work cooperatively with one another, negotiate and problem solve, all of these which are skills for life. Throughout the year pupils in Pre-School and Reception have the opportunity to take part in multi skills, ball skills, gymnastics, dance, athletics etc.
Physical Education lessons offer a variety of fun, active and innovative physical activities at such a young age which provides stepping stones for children and teenagers to look at continuing these activities and sports outside school.
This early introduction to P.E increases the chance of children developing a love for physical exercise and sport thus more likely to exercise during adulthood, living a longer, healthier and happier life.