At Etz Chaim, we ensure Physical Education is enjoyable, exciting and meets the needs of all our children. The school believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to children’s physical and emotional development and health. We ensure our children are educated to think and act effectively, applying fundamental skills into their activities.
The children receive two sessions of Physical Education a week, which last for an hour each. Each class has an allocated hall slot and can use the playground. In Year 1 to 6 they receive one session a week taught by a Maccabi coach. The children are enjoying their new booklets where they asses the skills they have been practising in their sessions. This helps the children understand their targets and next steps.
We encourage our children to play with the active play equipment and to engage in games led by our staff during playtime and lunchtime, to count towards their amount of physically active time.
We are excited to use our sports grant to buy some new equipment to accommodate our new Year 6 class in September.
In the Summer term we have entered into our second Maccabi Tournament with an A team and a B team. We played really well and our A team managed to get through to the quarter finals. Next time we are aiming for the Semi Finals!
On 22nd March, our newly formed Etz Chaim Dance Troupe participated in the Israeli Dance Festival held at Lee Valley Athletic Centre. The group of twenty two children has attended the lunchtime dance club, with Mrs Levy and Miss Feiner. They learnt over twenty dances for this year’s programme, Rokdim b’Yachad – Dancing Together. It was great fun to see how Israeli dance can connect children of other Jewish schools as they danced the dances altogether. The children performed so well and we look forward to them learning new dances as well as visiting their favourites, such as Hine Ma Tove, Shubi Dubi and Dio Dio.
Please click here to view our Netball Tournament
Please click here to view Israeli Dance Festival
Please click here to view our Football Tournament
The staff body enjoyed their dance inset led by Kim Henderson form Barnet. Dance was something we wanted to learn more about and wanted to gain an insight in how to teach it in different ways. Some of our Year 3 children have enjoyed using their new dance skills in their sessions.
Click here to view P.E in Year 4.
Click here to view Gymnastics in Year 4
Lunchtime and After School Clubs
At Etz Chaim we also offer a range of sports at lunchtime and after school. Please click here view our clubs page.
Please click here to view our Sports Leaders
In addition, Etz Chaim complete daily 'physical' for ten minutes every morning, which are designed around core movement skills to encourage good physical development, coordination, stamina, rhythm, timing and self-esteem. It also enables children to be in a state of readiness to learn.
At Etz Chaim we have an annual Sports Day, in the Summer Term where the children take part in a variety of fundamental skill activities.
Please click here to view Foundation Stage Sports Day 2017
Please click here to view Key Stage 1 and 2 Sports Day 2017
Please click here to view Foundation Stage Sports Day 2016
Please click here to view Key Stage 1 and 2 Sports Day 2016
Please click here to view the curriculum coverage Year 1 of 2 year cycle
Please click here to view the curriculum coverage Year 2 of 2 year cycle
Please click here to view the progression of skills from Nursery to Year 6
Please click here to view our PE and Sports Premium Funding page