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 offer PE lessons led by class teachers and qualified sports coaches that will ensure that opportunities are created for children to become physically confident and that all children are engaged in their learning in a fun and practical manner. We continue to use and follow Sefton’s publish scheme for PE ‘Top Sport (KS2) and Top Play (KS1) as the grass roots of our Medium Term Planning. This scheme covers games led sports, dance and gymnastics and ensures that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered.
PE activities are planned so that children build upon and develop their prior learning of skills year on year. Whilst there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their own personal skills, knowledge and understanding in each sports area, there is progression planned into the scheme of work, so that children are increasingly challenged as they move up and through school from Reception to Year 6.
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..