Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
The aims of PE are:
- To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination
- To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations
- To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities
- To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance
- To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
- To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination
- To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own succes
- PE at St Luke’s School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- Our 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 quality PE lessons each week, covering a variety of disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available and children can attend after school and before school clubs.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. 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 all of our Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They receive training from our School Sport Coordinator. As a result they develop into sporting role models for our younger pupils, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- We have 2 dedicated ‘Ministers of Sport’ who promote PE across the school and during Celebration assemblies, present PE superstar awards. This recognises achievement from PE sessions
- Each class in KS2 swim once a week for 8 weeks. This is completed on a rota across the academic year. Those who are not able to swim confidently are invited to extra swimming sessions in the summer term.
- We utilise our “Daily Mile” track, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Children are encouraged to try new sports activities and events. Children are also signposted to external extra curricular sessions and join local sport clubs. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.