At St Patrick’s Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of all of our pupils and to provide a broad range of high quality physical education during the curriculum and out of school hours. We aim to provide PE lessons that are enjoyable and challenging within a safe environment. Our objectives are to promote an active participation in sport and create positive attitudes towards all sports.
We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of two hours of high quality PE per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers and qualified sports coaches. We offer this through a range of activities using the TOPs scheme of work. Children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and to become physically confident through TOPs games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. These well planned lessons provide a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for children to be engaged in their learning in a fun and practical manner. Our aim is for all children to succeed in their own ability through opportunities and experiences allowing them to reach their full potential. Children are encouraged to be physically active for sustained periods of time which promotes them to leading healthy and active lifestyles. We further promote this in school by offering all children the opportunity to participate in extra curricular actives, such as multi skills and gymnastics. We hold an annual Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Sports Day where participation and competition is encouraged. Children also have the opportunity to participate in inter-school competitions such as football and swimming. The children's achievements and successes are celebrated in school assemblies.
Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children are given the tools to lead healthy lifestyles and are able to develop fundamental skills in throwing, catching and jumping etc. As a result, the number of children choosing to partake in extra-curricular physical activity-based clubs has increased with our focus aimed at encouraging all children to become increasingly involved in clubs and be more physical.
Do you enjoy PE?
"Yes. It's active and its fun!" (Year 6)
Do you know why it's important to warm up in PE?
"You run around. It makes our heart beat fast. It gets our blood around." (Reception)
What do you enjoy most about PE?
"Jumping off the apparatus" (Year 2)
What makes a successful and enjoyable PE lesson?
"Good teamwork" (Year 3)
Why is PE important?
"It's good for your health" (Year 5)
Staying Active at Home:
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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. PDS Coaching provide quality coaching and training in a variety of sports . "PDS adopts a player centred approach'. Using learning through games they the development of tactical skills, technical ability, teamwork, personal achievement and ethical participation. www.pdscoaching.co.uk
Sessions are designed to consist of enjoyment and fun as well as player development, and they make links to the PE National Curriculum. The children are given the opportunity to develop their sporting skills through a variety of sports including; football, tag rugby, cricket, handball and hockey. By providing pupils with increased opportunities to participate in a range of activities both in and out of school, we hope to provide a vehicle for young people to stay active, learn new skills, develop new friendships and develop a work ethic that can be used in other areas of life..