Crowton Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), 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 and in developing life skills. 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 Crowton, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE at Crowton 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, 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 by 2 trained PE staff.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the range of extra-curricular activities such as football and netball clubs. Lunch time sports clubs are available on a Wednesday through the delivery of Phys Kids.
- 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.
- Our Sports Partnership supports delivery of high quality teaching, offers resources to different key stages, delivers training to PE leaders and monitoring of the subject as well as coordinated events for different years groups to attend in which they interact and compete with other schools.
- Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders 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.
- Targeted children participate in small group interventions through PE where necessary for example thorough a ‘raising confidence’ weekly session or our Covid 19 recovery plan.
- Children from Year 3 swim once a week during the Autumn Term. The course can be repeated later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.
- PE sessions utilise the ‘Golden Mile’ principle to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
- Upper KS2 partake in 10 minutes of activity each morning outside to encourage an active start to the day and brain breaks as well as ‘brain gym’ are utilised as learning techniques to help support engaged learners.
At Crowton 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 and physical activity. Crowton children will have had experience of many different types of sporting and physical activity and be able to use these skills in their high school PE sessions and beyond. Children leave our school knowing how to be good competitors and the value of fair and honest play. They will have the necessary skills to grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills, confidence and knowledge acquired through PE.