Physical Education at Ardleigh Green Junior School aims to embed physical activity in all our children to help them overcome the challenges of modern life and unlock their potential. We want to provide sport and physical activity as a tool for all our children to use as a transformative power to allow them to overcome challenges and set them up for a happy and healthy future. PE builds skills that can be used across all subjects and teaches more than just the rules or techniques of sports, it develops resilience, communication and respect which are all values that need to be adopted in later life. We want to engage all our children in this mentality and way of thinking. At Ardleigh Green your child will have two PE lessons each week, both taught by our In House Sports Coaches. One of the sessions, short PE, will focus on key skills. For PE children will need to come in wearing School PE kit and trainers with no jewellery. On their short PE day they will need to wear school uniform with trainers and again, no jewellery, please. Any long hair should be tied back. Your child’s PE day will be communicated to you via DOJO.
Homework is set every Friday and is due in the following Friday. Instructions will be stuck in the homework diary each Friday so that you can check what needs to be done.
When we set MyMaths homework we ask that the children complete the lesson first if they are struggling, to refresh their memories. Then they can complete the homework task set. They should keep trying the task until they have achieved 90%
When RMEasimaths is set, we ask that the children complete at least 20 minutes worth of the programme. This may be more than one session.
X Tables – Please work with us to help your child learn their X tables. Guidance on learning tables can be found inside the front cover of the homework diary.
Spelling – Please work with us to help your child learn spellings each week; it is so important.
Reading – we ask that you encourage your children to read as often as you can but at least three times a week. We will reward every read with a dojo in school. If your child struggles with reading, we suggest reading with them more frequently.