At South Green Infants and Nursery School our vision for Physical Education is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident and competent. We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will potentially develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives.
We aim to provide the children with at least 2 hours of fun, exciting and active P.E. lessons every week and to keep the children healthy and active every day with at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day and by educating them on a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
At South Green Infants we aim to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing for all pupils both now and in the future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and to be successful you have to work hard, show resilience and have a determination to believe that anything can be achieved. It is our intent at South Green to teach the children life skills that will positively impact on their future.
The aims of our PE curriculum at South Green Infants are to develop pupils who:
- Are willing to practice skills in a range of different activities and situation, alone, in a small group or in a team and to be able to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance.
- Can develop an ability to plan a range of movement sequences, organize equipment and apparatus and begin to design and apply simple rules.
- Can co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life long values.
- To promote positive attitudes towards health and fitness and can foster an appreciation of safe-practice.
- Can lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of eating sensibly and exercising regularly.
- Can remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
- Can develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
- Have a keen interest in PE and a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson showing positive attitudes.
- Shows imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography.
- Can improve their own and others’ performance.
- PE at South Green provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including dance, gymnastics, games and athletics.
- Pupils participate in two high quality P.E. sessions each week covering two different sporting disciplines every half term/term.
- Last year we launched the daily mile for all pupils in Key stage 1 pupils which helps to meet the government’s target of all children being active for 60 minutes per day of which 30 minutes needs to be during the school day.
- All teachers are further encouraged to use a website “Cyber Coach” which provides lots of different physical activities to do in class and these include warm ups, dance and other PE activities.
- Some of the money from the sports funding has been used to employ specialist sports coaches who work alongside the class teachers and which introduce children to new sports including basketball, short tennis and fencing.
- We have a variety of outside PE Coaches and are able to offer a wide range of before and after school sports clubs for pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 including fencing, gymnastics, dance, football and basketball.
- As the school is part of the William de Ferrers Sports Partnership, pupils have the opportunity in Year 2 to experience a dance or gymnastic festival at the local Secondary school. The partnership also provides opportunities for other sporting activities including a teddy bears picnic activity for Year 1 and a mini Olympic event in the Summer Term for all Year 2 pupils provides a sporting competition.
- In the summer term a week is set aside for a health and fitness week and the children have the opportunity to experience a variety of different sporting activities including a sports day.
- P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning where children will have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life.
- Providing opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.