We believe that physical education, movement and exercise are integral to our health and wellbeing, including our mental health. We want our children to be physically active as much as possible, both in regular PE lessons and throughout the school day. Lunch and play times are active times too, and we offer a range of health and wellbeing clubs and initiatives each week that our children benefit from.
We have a broad and balanced PE curriculum, with an emphasis on developing: motor skills and coordination, teamwork and cooperation, competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Children are encouraged to develop their health and fitness and gain a lifelong love of many forms of physical exercise. Two hours of curriculum time are dedicated to PE lessons each week across all year groups. These lessons cover aspects of athletics, dance, gymnastics and team games/tasks. Children also take part in outdoor and adventurous activities, both in PE lessons as well as being able to take part in after-school clubs that take place on a weekly basis.
Children now in Years 3 and 4 participate in swimming lessons booked through Liverpool School Sports Partnership. The children are grouped according to swimming ability. St Ambrose staff support trained swimming teachers and the children to work towards the National Curriculum expectations for swimming skills and water safety practice and understanding. Children must wear correct swimming costumes, and hats are also compulsory.
To keep children safe when active, they are not allowed to wear jewellery, including any form of earrings, when in school.