PE (Physical Education)
‘Intelligence and Skill can only function at their peak of their capacity, when the body is healthy and strong’
-John F Kennedy.
PE subject lead: Miss A. Briggs
Physical Education is a significant part of school life and ultimately, a fundamental component in a children’s physical and mental well-being. It is therefore our intent at St Augustine Webster, to provide a high-quality, inclusive and broad PE curriculum in which ALL children will benefit and succeed, from Early Years to Year 6. We aim to achieve this through enhancing existing skills, acquiring new skills and offering new sports, teams and clubs. At St Augustine Webster, we believe that participation in sporting activities, in PE lessons and through sporting clubs, is a vital ingredient to develop a school community that pupils are proud to belong too. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, not just as participants, but also team members and spectators. It is important that our children understand the importance of fairness and respect to embed life-long values. We aim to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the knowledge to do so. It is essential that children must understand how to be responsible and take care of themselves, both physically and mentally, in order to be successful adults. Overall, we aim to ensure that children’s experiences of PE are positive and motivating and that we provide a safe and supportive environment for children’s sporting talents to flourish.
At St Augustine Webster, we use a North Lincolnshire Scheme, Get Ahead Sports Partnership, for our PE Curriculum. The curriculum is broad and balanced and ensure the requirements of the National Curriculum are met. All pupils receive this curriculum by participating in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE, utilising the vast outside space and school hall available to us. The PE curriculum is sequenced precisely to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s primary education, thus enabling the children to build upon prior experiences and apply these fluently and confidently. With this curriculum, children participate in a range of Invasion, Striking and Fielding and Net and Wall Games, encouraging team work and resilience. It also promotes imagination and creativity through numerous Gymnastic and Dance units. Indoor and Outdoor athletics is also developed through this curriculum, preparing the children for Sports Events and Sports Day. Skills in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities are developed throughout this scheme and are put into practice during a residential trip to PGL at the end of KS2.
Also using Get Ahead Sports Partnership, the children participate within numerous sporting challenges and activity days with the Get Ahead Sports Staff. These include; Its Catching, Colour Runs and OAA activity days. These activities support the skills learnt through the curriculum and put them into practice.
Children have the opportunity to further the skills learnt through the curriculum in a range of after-school and lunch time sports clubs, with internal and external members of staff. 780 Coaching offer high-quality lunch time and after-school Football Clubs for KS2 boys and girls.
In the Advent Term of Year 5, children participate in swimming lessons at a local swimming club, allowing them to develop confidence in the water from a young age. This is offered again in Year 6 to those who need to develop this confidence even further.
The Daily Mile is something that the school have adopted to allow the children to be active during an afternoon break.
Through the PE scheme delivered at St Augustine Webster, we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through engaging and fun lessons. We equip our children with the necessarily skills to engage in any sporting activity, enabling them to instinctively utilize skills and knowledge acquired during PE lessons. We encourage children to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, thus developing a love of sports, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle in the future.
Our Primary School Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our PE provision through additional resources and equipment, the running of a wide variety of sports club during and after school, enabling our pupils to enter into more sports competitions and to train staff to deliver PE sessions to an even higher quality.
If you were to walk into Physical Education Lessons at Saint Augustine Webster’s, you would see:
- Pupils are engaged quickly at the beginning of the lesson and skills are progressed throughout.
- Pupils are active and moving throughout the entirety of the lesson.
- Children have used the skills learnt in the lesson in play.
- The Get Ahead Scheme being applied to a good standard.
- Teachers demonstrate skills and model a good technique.
- Teachers are providing constant feedback to children regarding skills and techniques.
- Teamwork and sportsmanship.
PE Subject Story coming soon.....