Athletics

Athletics

The athletics strand provides a variety of opportunities to engage in the natural activities of running, jumping and throwing. The emphasis is on exploring and experimenting with the basic movements of walking, running, jumping and throwing through a wide range of informal play experiences. Building on these early experiences, our hope is that our pupils will then develop the techniques of running, jumping and throwing as they progress through the primary school.

Through athletics, we aim to provide opportunities for all of our pupils to challenge him/herself to run faster, jump further and higher and to foster an understanding of continuous improvement throughout their lives.

 

The strand units of the Athletics curriculum include:

  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Throwing
  • Understanding and appreciation of athletics