PE

PE

Vision

At Newborough CofE Primary School, we are fully committed to ensuring that our children are fit, healthy and active learners. We aspire to be a school that offers every child the opportunity to fulfill their absolute potential, we realise the vital role that sports, and outdoor learning needs to play in realising those goals. We want our children to make healthy choices, to enjoy physical activity and to appreciate its benefits while embodying our core values. Our pupils are exposed to a broad range of high quality activities, to help develop a set of skills that will prepare them to make lifelong, healthy, active lifestyle choices.

Aims

  • To provide all pupils with a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum appropriate to their age, level of understanding and needs
  • To develop skillful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas
  • To improve observational skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising
  • To develop the ability to work independently and communicate with and respond positively towards others
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice and to develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others safety and well-being

Provision

At Newborough, we currently employ Total Sports to deliver our high-quality curriculum PE lessons across all year groups. All children receive two hours of PE per week. Look at our PE Curriculum Overview document to see what the pupils at Newborough CofE Primary School will be learning about in PE this year. 

At Newborough, we recognise the importance of daily physical activity and how fundamental this is for children’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. We teach our children about the impact that exercise has on their bodies which equips them to make more informed choices about continuing participation as they grow older. Here are just a few of the benefits you might see as a result of more active children:

  • Improved mental wellbeing
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Better concentration and behaviour in class
  • Helps children feel part of a team
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Increased resilience

All children have equal access to the curriculum regardless of their gender, race culture or ability. The PE curriculum is taught as a separate subject as well as incorporated within a cross-curricular approach. When teaching physical education staff should promote equal opportunities and enable pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.

Extended Sports Provision

Newborough CofE Primary School offers a wide variety of after-school and lunchtime clubs, which include many active and sporting activities. Lunchtime clubs are run free of charge for our children with the aim of enhancing our school provision, encouraging our non-active children and improving the skills and teamwork of our children. The specialist teachers from Total Sports run our afterschool clubs. These clubs require payment. Please see the School Clubs section of our website for further information.

Health and Safety

Health and safety awareness is an integral part of children’s learning in PE at Newborough CofE Primary School. All staff work to agreed codes of practice in PE.

Children, who do not have appropriate kit for safe participation in PE lessons, do not actively take part and if needed their parents are subsequently informed.

  • Jewellery and other personal effects should be removed before PE and are the responsibility of the child to look after
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • A change of appropriate clothing and footwear will be worn in PE lessons
  • Bare feet will be used in outdoor sessions
  • Outdoor footwear for games activities will be needed
  • Suitably fitting shorts and T-shirts will be worn for all indoor work
  • Appropriate warm clothing for outdoor activities in colder weather will be required

Pupil Voice

“I love PE it is my favourite subject because we get to be active and the lessons are really fun!”

“We learn about how to keep ourselves healthy and how to improve our fitness.”

“The teachers make the lessons really fun and everyone is always doing something.”

 

  1. PE Overview
  2. Progression of Skills - Physical Education