PE and Sport
Our aims in P.E are:
- To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
- To increase children’s ability to apply what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance.
- To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
- To improve self-confidence, self-discipline and concentration.
- To lead young people into healthier lifestyles.
- To teach children to have knowledge of the change in their bodies feel during high quality exercise.
- To promote positive attitudes across all areas of physical activity.
- To promote children’s participation of out of school hours learning (OSHL).
- To encourage children to be aware of relevant safety issues.
- To ensure children have an opportunity to participate in competitive sport.
PE is timetabled twice each week and children are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular sports activities. Swimming is available to children from Year 2 to 4 and additional activities and focus days such as Frisbee and Multisports further promotes participation in physical activities. Residentials in Years 4 and 6 are focused around physical activities and children often comment on these as a memorable experience in exit questionnaires as well as other educational visits they have enjoyed.
Extracurricular activities are well attended with a high demand for places. Clubs such as karate, cricket, cheerleading, wheelchair basketball, fencing, aerobics, dance etc. are offered on a rolling programme to children from Reception to Year 6.
Children take part in a range of competitions including multi skills, netball, football, gymnastics and swimming. Last year we were delighted to reach the final of the Dudley and Brierley Hill Schools Football Association which is open to all primary schools in Dudley. We were also regional cup winners for the 5 a side event at the West Bromwich Albion Dome.
The quality of the PE curriculum was judged to be outstanding by Ofsted in March 2011. It was noted, ‘The curriculum is well balanced and pupils take part in two hours of timetabled PE each week. Swimming is included for Years 2 to 4, and an excellent programme of outdoor and adventurous activities is provided during residential visits for pupils in Years 4 and 6. Good links are made between PE and other subjects, for example, in dance and orienteering. Work in PE also forms an integral part of the school’s strong promotion of healthy lifestyles’.
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Information about the PE and Sports Premium can be found under Sports Premium ; please click on the link.
Click on the link to read our School Games Gold Report