P.E. - Physical Education
"Champions aren't made in the gym.Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision"
Muhammad Ali (American Boxer)
"The only limit is be your own inspiration."
PE develops knowledge, skills and understanding, so that children can perform with increasing competence and confidence.
The intention of Physical Education at Penketh South is to encourage all children to be healthy in body and mind. We want our children to be strong, fit and active. We aim to ensure that children participate in sport and enjoy all it has to offer. We want them to learn, through sport, what it means to show approprate sporting behaviour and learn the importance of never giving up! We want our children to be healthy, to have a healthy image of themselves as individuals and to recognise that they are all unique. We want our children to grow up to be happy, resilient, responsible, confident and independent.
In EYFS, our children develop their fine and gross motor skills in order to participate in lots of specific activities and games. At KS1, we aim to provide children with the foundations to become adept at a wide range of sporting activities through a fundamental skill based approach to P.E. In KS2, we combine the knowledge and skills developed at KS1 with a more specific aprroach to allow the children to access more competitive/individual sport and leadership possibilities such as gymnastics and football.
A vital part of PE delivery is teaching the children the importance of looking after their own body and well-being, and the benefits of exercise and a balanced diet has on this.
Staff follow a well-planned, progressive, spiral curriculum; that ensures skills are developed through a range of topics: dance, games (invasion, net, wall, striking and fielding), gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activity, swimming and athletics. The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
The PE scheme of work (REAL PE) progressively builds on key knowledge, skills and techniques. Pupils will be taught how to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control, agility, co-ordination and balance. They will be helped to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching and then given the opportunity to apply these in a range of activities.
Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
PE lessons are fully inclusive with all pupils active and engaged throughout the lesson.
Year 5 children are trained to be Play Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children and assist with lunch-time activities.
Children in Year 4/5 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Autumn/Spring term. Children in Year 3/4 are coached by Warrington Wolves in the Spring term. Children in Year 5 are encouraged to complete Bikeability courses.
Children will be given the opportunity within lessons to work independently and within teams in both competitive and non-competitive situations. Pupils are helped to set themselves personal challenges and then taught the necessary skills to achieve them.
We maintain close links with local clubs and coaches such as Warrington Wolves including Tag Rugby sessions and assemblies on resilience.
We offer a range of after-school sports clubs that cover a range of sports and covers all year groups from Reception to Year 6.
The use of sports funding is planned for carefully so that all pupils benefit and it has a positive impact across the school.
Our vision is that by the end of this academic year we will have children who are all attaining their 30 minutes a day of exercise within the school day as well as 30 minutes outside school. We will have staff who are now more confident and skilled to deliver all areas of PE to a very high standard after the CPD that was delivered this academic year. Each year, we would like to continue to achieve the Schools Game Mark. This academic year we have recieved the Gold Mark. We help to motivate our children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Click on the link below to see what we teach in P.E.: what the children need to know and understand and the skills and attitudes they will develop as they are learning in P.E.:-
Also, have a look at the class pages for more detail