The games curriculum at Leven Valley develops fundamental movement skills, enabling children to become increasingly competent and confident as they extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children take part in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. They are taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities;
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending;
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Teaching and coaching is provided both by school staff and specialist coaches, usually in half-termly blocks. For the junior aged children, there are opportunities to represent the school at inter-school tournaments, festivals and competitions throughout the year. These often take place at our local secondary school with other local primary schools.