Physical Education at Leedon
Our Key aim is to inspire EVERY child to be passionate about Physical Education and Sport. We believe that PE is an essential part of the curriculum through which pupils develop within a safe environment. Children of all abilities should have quality learning opportunities to strive and achieve their full potential.
Our children receive an inclusive, broad and balanced programme of PE which:
creates school club links through the wider community for our children.
All our children receive a safe, broad and balanced programme of PE.
PE provision is co-ordinated and overseen by a PE specialist. Each class in years 1 – 4 has two lessons of PE a week, one taught by the PE specialist and one by the class teacher. Sports clubs are also available to enrich and enhance children’s experiences and learning. These can take place at lunchtime and afterschool. Sports days are organised in the summer term as a celebration event. Through the School Sports Partnership there is regular liaison with other schools in the local learning community, with a shared aim to improve teaching quality, promote physical activity and provide inter-school competitions. We also have links with outside agencies who often work with our children and staff.
We encourage competition at all levels. This is evident within the curriculum, through level 1 (self), 2 (Intra) and 3 (Inter) competitions and during sports days held at the school. We feel that competition can challenge children both individually and as a team. Children can compare their performances with previous ones and aspire to reach, surpass and strive for personal excellence.
Key Stage 1
In line with the PE National Curriculum, children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing Balance, Agility and Co-ordination. They are taught how to apply these in a range of activities. Children have the opportunity to participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and in dance taught how to perform simple movement patterns. We encourage children to engage in competitions (against self and others) and within co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Children will sample a wide variety of sports throughout the year including; Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Invasion Games, Multi-skills, Net/Wall Games and Striking and Fielding Activities.
Key Stage 2
At Key Stage 2, our focus is to develop children’s skills through a wide variety of sports and activities. Again, in line with the National Curriculum the children are taught to;
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Swimming and water safety
Year 4 children are given the opportunity to attend Swimming instruction at our local leisure centre - Tiddenfoot.
Pupils are taught to: