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St Martin's Church of England Primary School

P.E./SPORT at St Martin's

PE at St Martin’s School aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved. 

 

Intent

It is our intent at St Martin’s School to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to be confident and succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding respect, fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

 

Implementation

Pupils at St Martin’s Primary School participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. 

  • PE at St Martin’s Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding 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.
  • 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 varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs.
  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events via North Somerset P.E Association membership. 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.
  • Each year a small group of Year 5/6 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. 
  • Children participate enrichment sessions covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, archery, outdoor and adventure, kurling and Boccia, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
  • Children in Year 2 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the year, in addition year 5/6 non-swimmers attend weekly swimming lessons.

 

This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. 

 

Impact

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St Martin’s Primary School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to lead a healthy and active life with lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

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