CHILDREN at King’s Ely Acremont are getting a greater taste of some of the sports they will be able to take part in and enjoy as they progress through the school.

Henning Kaaber, Director of Sport at King’s Ely, and Ruth McAlinden, Head of Girls’ Games at King’s Ely Junior, are delivering an exciting new Sports Programme at our pre-prep, which has the full support of Acremont’s Head, Faye Fenton-Stone.

The over-arching plan is to devise a clear pathway for the development of Physical Education and Games from Reception through to Year 13.

At Reception level, the children will develop a range of fundamental motor skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as balance, agility and co-ordination. These skills will be taught through a wide variety of activities and games. The skills learnt will provide the foundation for being able to perform specific sports skills as they progress through the school.

As the children progress through Years 1 and 2 at Acremont they will build upon the fundamental motor skills learned previously through a wider range of sports, including Hockey, Tag-Rugby, Athletics, Gymnastics and Swimming.

This will enable pupils to extend their fundamental motor skills into sports-specific skills and gameplay. The games will be fully conditioned and appropriate to the development and capability of the children and the principle aim is, as ever, to enjoy learning new skills in a vibrant and fun way.

The introduction of specific sports allows the pupils to have exposure to some of the school’s mainstream sports at an earlier age and underpin their learning experience.

These photos show some of our Year 2 children enjoying a Hockey session on September 25th.

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