Curriculum Leader: Mrs Peet
Through engagement in PE, we strive to develop in children a lifelong love of sport, whether it is competitive sport or an enjoyment in keeping active and healthy. Children will experience a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities to develop their physical confidence, their skill in using their body and their understanding of the sporting values.
Each week children access a minimum of two hours of high quality structured ‘Physical Activity’. This may be through PE lessons or physical activity sessions. Specialist PE coaches engage children to develop age-appropriate PE skills through a series of stimulating lessons which are planned, with clear skills-based learning objectives and subject-specific vocabulary. Our curriculum is delivered through highly effective ‘quality first teaching’.
Enrichment opportunities, that are inclusive for all, include outdoor learning with residential outdoor activity trips where children develop water skills through canoeing and Kayaking and try sports such as archery, fencing and aerial climbing activities. We aim to develop cultural capital knowledge by introducing pupils to sports people who have competed on a local or international stage from the worlds of Olympic and Paralympic sports. They share their experiences and further develop the understanding of the values of sport. All children have the opportunity to take part in friendly and competitive sporting events, including inclusive sports. The children play competitive games. The children have opportunities to experience a wide range of sports and activities including orienteering, gymnastics, dance and yoga, which provide our children with rich experiences as a team and an individual, and which enhance teaching, learning and knowledge.
Termly sporting challenges ensure that children develop and master basic movements in jumping, throwing and catching, agility and co-ordination and continue to improve on these skills through personal challenges throughout school.
Providing children with the knowledge they need in order to live a healthy lifestyle and encourage good, sensible choices where food and physical activity are concerned. There are strong links between PE and Science whereby the children learn about health and fitness and how this has an impact on their body, as well as their lives. Pupils learn about the human body, healthy food choices, hygiene, exercise and mental health.
Extra-curricular activities are an important part of sport at Blessed Mother Teresa's and a range of sporting clubs are offered as after school activities, giving children the opportunity to try new sports in a secure environment.
Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children are equipped with the tools to live and lead a healthy lifestyle and leave Blessed Mother Teresa’s possessing the fundamental skills e.g. throwing, catching, jumping etc. As a result, the number of children choosing to partake in extra-curricular, physical activity-based clubs increases year on year with our focus on encouraging less active children to become increasingly involved and enthusiastic about being more physical.
For the curriculum overview please click here.
Physical Education Curriculum Statement, Progression Map and Curriculum Coverage.
What the children say about their PE lessons...
"It's a great subject because it's fun and we get to develop our skills through a variety of activities." Aimee
"It's really good fun and great exercise." Kaylum
"PE is my favourite subject, I really enjoy our two lessons a week and the activities are challenging but fun at the same time. I especially enjoy being outside." Igor
"You get to exercise and learn new skills. I like the variety of activities we get chance to take part in. It's my favourite subject." Zachariah
"I love PE, its the best subject becuase it's fun and keeps you fit." Rosie
About School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
What are the key criteria?
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...
- Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
The Best of the best!
Long distance runner, Mo Farah:
Sir Mo Farah, CBE, is a multiple Olympic, World and European champion – the UK's greatest ever athlete.
In summer 2017, Mo retired from the track with an impeccable record, with 10 gold medals to his name at successive World Championships and Olympic Games. He was the first athlete to win three long-distance doubles at successive World Championship and Olympic Games.
Find out more about his at his website www.mofarah.com
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