At Rhyl, we firmly believe in active and healthy lifestyles playing a huge role to support the learning and development of the whole child. We therefore put a great emphasis on Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sports.
All classes in KS1 and KS2 have two, one hour timetabled PE lessons per week. One lesson is taught by the class teacher and one lesson is taught by our permanent PE coach. We follow a curriculum which outlines what area of PE is to be taught each half term, these include; Gymnastics, Invasion Games, Dance and Athletics. The two lessons cover two different areas of the curriculum. For example, a year group might be learning invasion games through basketball for one lesson and dance for the other.
Year 4 attend swimming lessons as one of their PE lessons for the entire year.
We have an excellent partnership with Arsenal Football Club who deliver both clubs and lessons during and after school. Year 2 partner with The Place who run a successful dance program which results in a yearly performance.
We offer additional physical activity in curriculum time through ‘Break a Sweat’ days where children take part in additional cardiovascular activity such as cross country and Zumba. We are very keen on skipping at Rhyl and we regularly take part in National Skipping events as well as have a skipping registration once per week. As part of mental health week we have daily wake and shakes in the playground along with further physical activity. Our daily Breakfast Club also caters for physical activity which is led by our PE coach. We provide a lunchtimes sports club, football games led by a Sports Coach as well as a range of equipment and games led by our lunchtime Supervisors in the playground.
We provide lots of opportunities for our pupils to engage with sports, we run a Year 5 & 6 Boxing Club through the support of Action Youth Boxing intervention, as well as football, hockey, netball and Arsenal after school clubs. We have highly successful Boys and Girls football teams. The boys are the current champions of the Talacre Shield and the Girls are Quarter finalists. We also take part in Cross Country events and the Camden Inclusive Sports programme.