EVERY CHILD ACTIVE MORE
Our intent is to:
Help all children make progress and succeed in physical education
Create a lifelong love of physical activity that can be taken through to adulthood, laying the foundations for a lifelong commitment.
Regular physical exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and has many physical and mental health benefits:
- improves strength, balance, and movement skills
- helps maintain a healthy heart, muscles, and bones
- reduces the risk of developing many health conditions
- helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces your risk of becoming overweight
- reduces anxiety and depression
- boosts mood and feeling of wellbeing
- helps with better sleep
- helps you feel less isolated and more socially connected
To foster and maintain this love of physical exercise we have a range of methods of implementation. We use pupil voice to ensure effectiveness:
We use the Complete PE scheme to structure our PE curriculum and assess the progress made by children. We follow a teaching for mastery approach for delivery. Concepts are broken down into small steps allowing children to build on previous knowledge. Our physical education curriculum is split into progressive blocks with increasingly challenging and varying situations/stipulations. Clearly specified learning objectives lead to competence. Children engage in competitive activities against themselves and others to apply their learning, increase cultural capital and embed our character traits.
All years work with a professional coach to enhance their skills across the P.E curriculum for at least 1 hour per week with the other hour session being taught by their class teacher.
Physical education is delivered as a subject in its own right, but also through other vehicles such as :
We compete in local competitions held at community centres such as EPSV and UCEA, as well as taking part in 'friendly games' at local schools in netball and football.
Alternative opportunities such as taking part in the Cross Country Series (Ellesmere Port and Neston) are held on Saturday mornings and everyone is welcome to take part.
Year 4 are recieving specialist tutoring and will be taking part in a Street Dance Competiton, held at the Civic Hall in the Spring term.
Swimming lessons continue for KS2, as well as additional outdoor opportunities such as KS2 residential trips, Y6 Bikability and plenty of outdoor learning across the school.
Year 5 have received Dodgeball Leadership training and Young Mental Health training to support healthy living and the development of this throughout the school.
Teachers use as many opportunities as possible to have the children up and moving around as part of their daily lessons.
We provide a range of sports breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs, run by staff, Year 5 and external providers. Some of which include:
In the Foundation Stage children are encouraged to access a wide range of physical activity provision throughout the indoor and outdoor classroom as well as taking part in set P.E sessions. Physical Development is one of the areas in the Early Year Foundation Stage where children learn to explore, experiment and refine their social, gross and fine motor skills.
In Key Stage 1 children build on their early experiences and move into paired and group activities. They begin to play different games, explore and link actions, improve co-ordination and balance. They begin to express ideas and feelings about their own performances.
In Key Stage 2 Children build on their previous experiences through a broader P.E curriculum. They learn specific skills and refine and improve existing ones. The children develop confidence to evaluate their own and other performances and reflect on how they can improve. They learn to work as a team in pairs and small groups as well as taking part in competitive experiences so that they develop a greater awareness of the importance for their actions as well as being successful
UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines
Children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel, after-school activities, play and sports.