Kerem School aims to encourage children to enjoy exercise and to see it as part of a healthy lifestyle that will continue into adulthood.
Sports and physical education form an essential part of school life. The children play a range of sports including football, netball, tennis and hockey in the extensive playing fields adjoining the school. Classes have regular PE lessons incorporating gymnastics, movement and dance. Years 3-6 visit a local swimming pool as part of their sports curriculum for one term a year, where under the supervision of qualified instructors, they develop their swimming skills. Years 1-6 visit a local gym for two terms which enables a wide range of physical education and gymnastics skills to be taught. An additional charge is made for these swimming and gym lessons.
On top of this, Kerem holds a number of school-wide sports events. Our Sports Day takes place at the Allianz Park Stadium, where our Nursery - Year 6 pupils take part in athletic and field events such as Javelin, Shotput, Long Jump, Discus, 100m and 400m races. Our school Swimming Gala takes place at Barnet Copthall for Years 3 to 6 and our Cross Country event is a major success with the pupils running distances from 500m (Reception) - 2km (Years 4-6).
Pupils at Kerem will leave Year 6:
- with a knowledge and understanding as to why exercise is good for them;
- knowledge and understanding of the rules of a range of different sports;
- able to apply different tactics to different game situations;
- being able to work as a team player;
- able to swim a length of 25m