Turton and Edgworth Church of England Methodist Primary School

Physical Education

Physical Education at Turton and Edgworth Primary School offers opportunities for children to become skilful performers who acquire and develop skills with increasing competence and confidence through a range of physical activities. We recognise that Physical Education encourages a healthy lifestyle, promotes self-esteem, develops competitiveness in a positive manner and encourages team work and co-operation. All children, regardless of ability are encouraged to achieve their potential.

We aim to:

  • encourage children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination
  • encourage children to take initiative, lead activities and develop children’s performance and evaluation of their own success
  • develop children’s skills and ability to apply rules and conventions for different activities
  • to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
  • to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination and provide them with the ability to make informed decisions about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle
  • increase pupil participation in physical activity both with and outside of curriculum time, extending and forging links between school and the community
  • Provide safe and effective exercise procedures, including warm ups, cool downs and checks of the areas where activities will take place
  • Invite appropriate qualified professionals to contribute to the provision of extra curricular activities
  • Provide opportunities for staff and parents to gain appropriate qualifications so they can be involved in extra curricular activities
  • Encourage staff, parents and governors to participate in activities

Key Stage One

Teach dance, gymnastics, skipping, and invasion games (skills using hands and feet) over the course of the year.

Key Stage Two

Teach dance, gymnastics, games (invasion, net and wall, striking and fielding) athletics, outdoor adventure and skipping in all classes. Children over Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to go swimming and cover water safety once a term in years 3, 4, 5, with an opportunity to continue in year 6 if needed.

As the Reception class is part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, we relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Years ‘Development Matters’.

Extra-curricular Clubs

The school provides a range of PE-related activities for children at lunch time and at the end of the school day. The school sends details of the current club activities to children and parents at the beginning of each term and a wide range of activities are provided to encourage all children to participate. These give children the chance to represent their school in competitions and festivals. Children can earn their SPORTS COLOURS when they represent the School in a sports tournament or festival, or if they have been recognised in lessons as being Gifted and Talented. It is great to see children striving to get as many Sports Colours as they can!

The school also plays regular fixtures against other local schools and participate in the Lancashire and National School Sports Games. This introduces a competitive element to team games and allows the children to put into practice the skills that they have developed in their lessons.

Friendly competition is seen as a positive experience for our children so we hold competitive inter-year and inter-house competitions.

‘Continuing on the Olympics Legacy’

We have Play Leaders in Year 6 who are trained on how to deliver playground games. These are shared with the other children on the yard with the hope they will teach younger children a wider range of games that they can play independently.

Schools across the England have recently received funding to improve their Physical Education. We have some super ideas…watch this space and hopefully you may spot some changes!

School PE Kit

Children are expected to change into suitable clothing for P.E. Tracksuits and trainers are suitable for outside lessons with shorts, t shirts and pumps with socks for inside lessons. The School provides ‘Team Kit’ for children who represent the school in competitions or festivals.

As you may be aware, Primary Schools are now being given funding each academic year to improve their Physical Education provision. As a school, we have worked together to create an action plan on how we can develop Physical Education throughout school. Please click here to see the intended action plan for this academic year and what we intend to do with the funding. Some actions are already completed with others being on-going.

We have also used some of the money to access the School Games Package which enables us to have support with Special Educational Needs, Continuing Professional Development for all staff and providing extracurricular opportunities for all children.

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