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lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:14:05

AIBU to ask why my 10 year old hasn't had PE in weeks?

TeenAndTween Fri 23-Jan-15 17:16:27

y6 sats?

(which would be unreasonable but I have heard that some schools stop PE and the like)

He has been doing it and has forgotten.

Keeps raining.

WooWooOwl Fri 23-Jan-15 17:16:39

YABU to ask the Internet. YANBU to ask your ds's school.

LadyLuck10 Fri 23-Jan-15 17:17:40

You are the parent you should be asking school, not random people here who can't tell you whyconfused

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:23:29

Whoa there! I think i'm NBU to think it's not on to scrap PE in favour of extra PE lessons in run up to SATS. PE is a curriculum subject after all. Can't find any info on gov websites about how much PE they should have. DD loves PE.

ItsAllKickingOffPru Fri 23-Jan-15 17:23:42

Teacher/Cover supervisor off?

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:25:53


DesperatelySeekingSanity Fri 23-Jan-15 17:26:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:26:59

*I meant extra maths lessons upthread!

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:28:36

DD has had no exercise at school apart from break time. PE kit unused since Christmas. How many lessons should she have of PE?

maddy68 Fri 23-Jan-15 17:28:58

There is a recommended target of two hours Pe a week however this is not compulsory

EdwiniasRevenge Fri 23-Jan-15 17:29:18

There is (I think) a minimum entitlment. Its ok if one or two weeks miss this entitlement but not several consecutive weeks.

EdwiniasRevenge Fri 23-Jan-15 17:30:01

X post with Maddy

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Fri 23-Jan-15 17:31:49


Shannaratiger Fri 23-Jan-15 17:33:37

I thought they had to do PE. Both my dc's have come home with trainers and coats covered in mud because they've done PE on the field in the light rain.
Maybe it's just our school wanting to get rid of their energy!

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:34:08

I am going to ask school, just hate being a moony parent. I know teachers have pressures etc which is why I haven't asked up tip now. I think since Sept she has only had a about 5 lessons.

ItsAllKickingOffPru Fri 23-Jan-15 17:34:21

YANBU then. It's 2 hours per week iirc.

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:34:37

*moany. Though I could try mooning lol

CrohnicallyCold Fri 23-Jan-15 17:47:56

Is it a space/weather issue? We have a hall, but each class can only be allocated 1 hour per week, the other hour of pe is outside, weather permitting. If the hall hour has to be cancelled for some reason (special assembly, parent event, special dinner meaning dinner time overruns) there is nowhere to make it up. And with the weather we've had lately, it's been too cold/windy/icy to do PE outside.

As a result, some classes have been doing PE in their own classroom (moving tables and chairs out of the way). One parent did come in asking why their child hasn't done PE for ages though, turns out child didn't think it was PE due to being in classroom!

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:50:44

It's been cold but they have winter PE kit, no excuse for not doing it as it's been mainly dry.

UncleT Fri 23-Jan-15 17:51:00

Definitely agree with response number two - ask the school and all will mysteriously be revealed. Ask a load of strangers who have no idea about your school and you will probably learn nothing.

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:53:27

I was hoping to to check I hadn't missed something, like do other schools still have PE with Sats looming? Hope that's ok with you !!!!

Cantbelievethisishappening Fri 23-Jan-15 17:54:10

Whoa there! I think i'm NBU to think it's not on to scrap PE in favour of extra PE lessons in run up to SATS. PE is a curriculum subject after all.

Ha ha ha.... welcome to the wonderful world of primary school SATS hothousing. Is it any wonder that many come out with inflated levels and then regress in secondary school.

lovemyway Fri 23-Jan-15 17:57:15

As i suspected!

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