Physical Education and Games at Eton End School aims to support the overall ethos of the school by giving our pupils the opportunities to participate in a balanced and varied programme of physical activity. The programme of activities aims to enable each and every child to become more skillful, fitter, self-motivated and safe within each area of activity. Pupils are expected to demonstrate the very highest standards of sportsmanship in all lessons and fixtures. PE and Games is an area of learning through which young people become educated about important values attributed to the participation in and enjoyment of physical activity as a cultural way of life.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a very important focus for PE and Sport at Eton End. Specifically ‘British Values’ are addressed by:
- All pupils have the right to participate in the activities provided.
- Pupils are encouraged to contribute verbally in lessons.
- Pupils’ opinions are respected and feedback is an important part of the short and long-term progression.
- All activities have rules and regulations which all pupils are required to adhere by.
In Key Stage 1, pupils partake in a variety of physical activities including games tuition, dance, football, tag rugby, gymnastics, athletics and swimming. The focus is on developing multi-activity skills as well as individual and group tasks.
Coaches from Chelsea FC Foundation run the football sessions at Eton End. The pupils practise different skills, interact with each other, work as a team, compete and have lots of fun. KS1 boys have football matches against other schools.
Coaches from Scrumys run Tag rugby sessions; Reception and Year 1 boys participate in tag rugby sessions every week, developing their knowledge and skills of the game.
Skylarks enjoy weekly Scrumys sessions; this is a fun physical activity with a rugby theme, helping fundamental motor skill development. Two coaches from Scrumys take each colour group separately for skill based instruction and team games.
In Key Stage 2, pupils enjoy games of netball, hockey and rounders, gymnastics, athletics, dance and swimming. All physical education is delivered by fully qualified and specialist teaching staff.
Our facilities include a playing field, adventure playground, break field and an all-weather pitch with netball and tennis courts as well as an indoor fully equipped gymnasium.
We use external facilities such as the Eton College Swimming Pool, which is located on the Eton College site. We also use the Thames Valley Athletics Centre for lessons as well as our annual whole school Sports Day.
Eton End has an extensive competitive fixture list which includes netball, hockey, football swimming and athletics competitions. We participate in a number of IAPS events as well as local tournaments and galas.
Eton End has a varied programme of extra-curricular activities offered by specialist staff, coaches and class teachers for both team and individual pursuits. The list includes multi-sports, netball, athletics, rounders, football, golf, gymnastics and tennis.
At Eton End we have four House teams and we hold inter-House competitions for a House Cup in netball, rounders, swimming, sports day and our traditional pancake races!
We also host a Swimming Gala, which takes place at Eton College pool and pupils from Years 3 – 6 compete in individual events and relays for the House Swimming Cup.
Special Events, such as Outdoor Week, visiting Sky Skills and being part of the Game Changers programme, skipping skills day and our very own Olympic Games, enhance the Physical Educational curriculum and promote the subject within the school.
Year 5 and 6 participate in residential activities trip to Devon and France; these residential trips enable pupils to extend their learning experience beyond school, help them to experience different forms of teaching and learning, nurture personal and social development, develop independent and team work skills and cultivate an enthusiasm for exploration and discovery.