Physical, and Emotional Health
PE mission statement
Our mission is to provide high quality PE for all our children by developing their fitness, stamina, agility and coordination, and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school.
Invasion lessons are part of our games programme. In these lessons children will work on skill specific sports. They will be taught the principles of dribbling, running with the ball, passing, shooting and creating space. All of these principles can be transferred into all sports preparing them for their years to come in physical education.
Sports that may be used to teach these skills in this area are: Basketball, Hockey, Football, Tag Rugby, Handball, Dodgeball.
Striking lessons are also part of our games programme. In these lessons children will work on skills specific sports They are taught the principles of striking the ball with varied equipment. They are also taught the skills of throwing and catching within these sports. All of these principles can be transferred into all sports preparing them for their years to come in physical education.
Sports that may be used to teach these skills in this section are: Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton.
Multi skill is taught to our younger ages. In this phase we work a lot around children's ABC (agility, balance and coordination). This phase still has a big focus on play in the way we structure the lessons. The lessons will use fun games to introduce the children to invasion and striking lessons.
Swimming is a government requirement for all primary schools. By the end of key stage 2 we need to get as many children as possible swimming confidently over 25 metres or more across different strokes. Within the swimming lessons we take a strong focus on teaching the 3 strokes to make sure children are confident in each of them. Children in year 2 and 3 will have swimming lessons. Years 4-6 will be going to ferry meadows water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, raft building and more.
Within gymnastics we teach a skills approach focusing on gymnastic moves to help develop children's movement. Each phase of their development has a different set of progressive skills for them to work through and hopefully master. These skills can be revisited or progressed at each phase if certain children need more time to practice certain skills or move on if they have mastered skills quickly.
Curriculum plan (after twilight) and P.E premium report to follow