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Westcliffe Primary School

'Our school is committed to inspirational teaching that develops aspirational young people.'

PE

Rationale:

Our school ethos is to instil a love of learning and equip all our children with the skills they need in later life. Our PE curriculum delivers this by teaching children how to lead healthy lifestyles and providing them with opportunities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, perseverance and problem solving. Children in our school have many opportunities to take part in a range of physical activities and games throughout the school day, in PE and during break and lunchtimes. We want our pupils to enjoy learning new sports and skills through engaging and practical activities that allow them to build up their self-confidence and develop a love of sport that will help encourage them to stay healthy and active and allow them to understand the importance and benefits of physical activity.  

At Westcliffe Primary School, we are members of the Get Ahead Partnership and we work closely with them to ensure we are delivering the entire national curriculum in informative, yet exciting ways. It also helps to give our pupils access to a varied range of physical activities through memorable experiences and to take part in competition which will develop their confidence and give them a want to do their best and improve their performances.

Every Monday we are also lucky enough to have Scunthorpe United Football Club delivering sport activities to two classes of children. Throughout the year every class of children will receive the chance to take part in exciting and inspiring sessions led by these coaches.

 

Aims:

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

 

How the subject is taught:

 

PE is taught once a week for an hour; however, there are opportunities for classes to deliver PE twice a week. Staff follow a scheme developed by the Get Ahead Partnership which breaks down the curriculum into activities and skills that can be easily understood and accessed by all.

 

The subject is taught by:

 

  • teaching skills through listening, observing, modelling and copying
  • allowing children to test their limits and develop their own skills, sequences and games
  • encouraging and enabling pupils to practice sports with increasing confidence

 

If you walk into a PE lesson, you will expect to see:

  • excited children who are engaged in active lessons
  • a warm up, main activity and cool down that provide chances to ask and answer questions
  • a range of activities within each session that develop on prior learning
  • children participating in sports or learning skills at a level appropriate to them
  • opportunities for children to develop their own activities using previously taught skills
  • children developing social skills, communication and an understanding of the importance of physical activity to the body and to mental well-being.  

 

If you have any questions about PE, please contact our subject leader – Miss Sophie Blades

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