In St Patrick’s Primary School, our aim is to enable all children to be involved in physical activity, be encouraged to enjoy physical education and appreciate fair play. We strive to develop motor skills, healthy lifestyles, aesthetic awareness, build self confidence, co-operation, valuing others contributions and raise understanding of physical education. Thus, we enable pupils to achieve their full potential and support and enhance the school’s policies whenever possible.
In St Patrick’s Primary School, we follow Sefton’s ‘Top Sport (KS2) and Top Play (KS1) as the basis of our medium term plans and ‘Val Sabin’ as a basis of our medium term plans for both Dance and Gymnastics. These give details of each unit of work for each term. These plans define what we teach, and ensure an appropriate balance and distribution of work across each term.
Class teachers complete a daily plan for each P.E lesson. This lists the specific learning objectives and expected outcomes, and gives details of how the lesson is taught.
We plan the PE activities so that they build upon the prior learning of the children. While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area, there is progression planned into the scheme of work, so that children are increasingly challenged as they move up and through school.
*For information about after school activities, please see the 'Sport Club' page in the 'About Us' section of our school website*
Sport Skills Academy
As part of the PE Premium Grant that has been introduced by the Government, we decided at St Patricks that we would like to invest in providing a programme for the children in our school which would help them benefit from healthy exercise, active learning and competition. Sports Skills Academy provide "quality coaching and training in a multitude of sports alongside a number of workshops to ensure each individual reaches their full potential and develop skills for life through a wide range of cultural, social and educational (curricular) topics" www.sportsskillsacademy.co.uk
The enrichment day consists of both physical and theory lead learning and makes links to the National Curriculum in both PE and Science. The children are given the opportunity to develop their sporting skills through a variety of sports including; football, tag rugby, handball and hockey. From participating in a range of activities, we hope to encourage team spirit, a positive and enjoyable experience alongside providing opportunities for all to achieve an enhanced social life. At St Patrick's, we aim to instil in all children the understanding that being a sportsman/woman involves so much more than just ability.