At St. Anne’s Church of England (Aided) Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting positive attitudes towards future healthy lifestyles. Physical Education, when experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education, that develop life skills, and are engaging and accessible for all. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St Anne’s, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Furthermore, PE will provide opportunities for pupils to explore our school values of perseverance, responsibility, forgiveness, acceptance, honesty and respect.
- PE at St Anne’s Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, target games, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- 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.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. A lunch time sports club is run by our Year 5 sports crew aiming to share games and sporting activities with other year groups to promote continuing physical activity.
- 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.
- Each year a small group of Year 5 children are invited to become part of our Sport Crew for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Children in Year 3, 4 and 5 swim once a week for 10 weeks to gain valuable skills in swimming and water safety.
- We are soon to launch the “Daily Mile” and active brain breaks to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
We help motivate 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.