Glasshouses School Physical Education
The school hall provides a large area for floor work and for the use of small apparatus. The playground and school field provide larger spaces for ball games and other sporting activities. The School also has year round use of the cricket pitch and pavilion. We can host larger sporting competitions and Sports Day here. It is well used during the teaching and learning of striking and fielding games such as rounders.
As a school we never underestimate the need to keep our children safe and have made a conscience decision to teach all our pupils to swim. Children from Reception to Year 6 enjoy a full term of swimming lessons at Nidderdale pool. We are reaping the rewards of teaching children to swim as we have won many medals, both team and individual, at the Nidderdale schools swimming galas.
The school is a member of the Harrogate Sports Partnership which provides opportunities for the children to take part in a range of sporting activities with children from other local schools.
At the end of the summer term we hold a whole school Sports Day where we welcome parents and grandparents to come and watch the children take part in lots of fun and sporty activities.
The children in Year 5 and Year 6 attend an Outdoor Education Centre for a 3-day residential which includes activities such as canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing.
Cross-Curricular Physical Education
Every half term the whole school competes in a Times Tables P.E. Challenge in their house teams. This is always exciting and allows the children the opportunity to constantly practice their times tables; which is so important in order to succeed in maths.
Visit to Old Trafford – January 2019
In January, seven Year 6 children were privileged to be invited to watch the FA Cup Third Round of Manchester United vs Reading at Old Trafford. This was a superb experience that deeply enriches the P.E curriculum that our children have access to.