Our Key aim is to inspire EVERY child to be passionate about Physical Education and Sport. We believe that PE is an essential part of the curriculum through which pupils develop Physical Literacy within a safe environment. Children of all abilities should have quality learning opportunities to strive and achieve their full potential.
Our children receive an inclusive, broad and balanced programme of PE which:
delivers lessons to take each pupil on a progressive and exciting learning journey from Early Years through to KS1 and KS2,
provides inclusive lessons through planning and specialist equipment,
promotes Physical Development and a healthy and active lifestyle,
develops *Physical Literacy,
enhances self-esteem through development of physical confidence,
requires children to work together in team situations, planning strategies and following rules of play,
helps children achieve their highest possible standards,
develops leadership, social skills and confidence,
allows More Able and Talented children to develop and fulfil their true potential ,
develops life skills such as communication, collaboration, co-operation, commitment, competition, leadership and teamwork,
actively promotes key values through our Sporting Spirit Awards: Passion, Determination, Respect, Honesty, Self Belief and Teamwork,
creates school club links through the wider community for our pupils,
*Physical Literacy is the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.
Provision of PE
We encourage competition at all levels. This is evident within the curriculum, through inter-house competition and during sports days held at the school. We feel that competition can challenge children both individually and as a team. Children can compare their performances with previous ones and aspire to reach, surpass and strive for personal excellence.
In Reception we focus on the New Early Learning Goals incorporating the three prime areas of learning which are essential for children’s development- Physical development, Language and Communication and Personal Social and Emotional.
We teach children how to be safe, negotiate space at various speeds, travel/jump off and on equipment and how to control an object such as a beanbag or ball.
A key focus is to ensure that all children’s fundamental skills, Balance, Agility and
Co-ordination are developed through a fun and creative curriculum. Children are able to sample a number of sports throughout the year including Multi-skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Ball Games and Net/wall Games.
Key Stage 1
In line with the New PE National Curriculum, children are taught to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing Balance, Agility and Co-ordination. They are taught how to apply these in a range of activities. Children have the opportunity to participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. In dance children are taught how to perform simple movement patterns.
At Greenleas we encourage children to engage in competitions (against self and others) and within co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Children will sample a wide variety of sports throughout the year including Multi-skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Ball Games, Net/Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Activities and Athletics.
Key Stage 2
At Key Stage 2, our focus is to develop children’s skills through a wide variety of sports and activities.
In line with the new National Curriculum we play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
We also focus on developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, through gymnastics, multi-skills and athletics.
Other activities include Dance and Outdoor Adventure lessons.
Leadership is incorporated within our PE curriculum. We encourage our children to be Mini Coaches with a focus on peer assessment/self assessment. Children have the fantastic opportunity to analyse and evaluate performances with the use of iPads thus forging a cross curricular link with ICT.
Year 4 children are given the opportunity to attend a three day residential trip to Grafham Water Centre, here the children are able to experience a number of land and water based outdoor activities designed to develop both independent and team work skills.
Swimming and water safety
We provide swimming instruction in Key Stage 2 at our local leisure centre-Tiddenfoot. Pupils are taught to:
· Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
· Use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
· Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.