“I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan
At Coopers Lane our physical development begins as soon as we join the school. Our Nursery and Reception classes have dedicated outdoor spaces in which we can learn through play; practising throwing and catching, climbing, balancing and riding bikes. As we progress through the school, we have the chance to work with our specialist sports coaches and be taught a range of new sports and skills.
When you walk into a P.E lesson, you will see a safe and supportive environment where we can all take risks and make mistakes as we develop. You will also see us demonstrating our value of responsibility by working in teams, cheering friends on and encouraging everyone to do the best that they can. Our PE curriculum encourages us to be physically active for sustained periods of time in order to help us lead healthy, active lives.
We are very lucky at Coopers Lane to have a great selection of indoor and outdoor spaces such as a basketball court, two gymnastics halls and a multi-use games area complete with AstroTurf. Outside of our weekly PE lessons, we have the opportunity to join a range of lunchtime or after-school sports clubs such as gymnastics, skateboarding, cricket, and we are very proud to have a boys’ and a girls’ football team.
Every year our Sports Days are a way for us to celebrate how we have developed physically and show our families what we have learnt. Throughout our time here we are taught how to be good sports people, showing modesty when winning and being gracious when losing. This helps us strengthen our growth mindset approach, bringing out the best in us all.