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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School



At Etz Chaim, children’s wellbeing is a main priority.  The PE curriculum allows for pupils to develop both physically and emotionally whilst looking after their health. We aim to provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities for pupils to develop a full physical literacy so that they are able to gain the valuable life skills ascertained through the subject. Not only does the curriculum aim to improve wellbeing and fitness of pupils, but it underpins the values of PE beyond the sporting skills taught. This includes cooperative and collaborative work, which are essential elements of effective team work. Thus, instilling the lifelong values of team work.



This is implemented through long term planning of core PE units such as Gymnastics, Dance and Ball Skills. We have links with The Barnet Partnership for School Sports, Maccabi and Barnet FC who provide good quality learning experiences of ball skills for our pupils. Pupils are provided with the opportunity to partake in football tournaments and older pupils are given further peer mentoring and coaching opportunities through the use of sports leaders on the playground during break times. School wide participation Sports Days allows for further opportunities for  the children to work in teams and consolidate the skills they have learnt throughout the year. Fitness opportunities to promote pupil well-being are provided through School-wide opportunities such as The Daily Mile, to promote fitness amongst the pupils and a daily physical activity to develop fine and gross motor skills. Pupils are given a wide variety of opportunities to further develop key physical skills as well as promote leadership skill sets and opportunities to develop a sense of responsibility of their own fitness and help promote fitness for others.



Children are able to be motivated to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities. Through our implementations of the curriculum the children are provided with a range of experiences that develop their own responsibility for their health and fitness whilst gaining the relevant skill sets to thrive in competitive sport, team sport and skill sets to thrive in living healthy lives later in life.


Please click here to find out more information about Maccabi GB.


Sporting Achievements

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.



Staff Training

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.



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.


Sports Leaders

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.


Sports Day

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 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 Reception to Year 6

Please click here to view our PE and Sports Premium Funding page