Physical Education 🏀
Our vision for PE works in line with the whole school ethos. We are an inclusive school where every child matters. We are committed to raising achievement and we endeavour to help all children attain their full potential by:
- practising child centred education
- recognising that all children bring some strengths to the school
- building confidence
- encouraging independent learning and individual initiative
- helping children work alongside each other
Here at Parkfield we believe every child should have the chance to participate in Physical Education, Physical Activity or School Sport on a regular basis in order to become physically and mentally confident and competent. Through all the sporting opportunities the children are given we want every child to develop a love, enjoyment and a passion for sport therefore continuing this into their later lives.
As we return to school for Autumn term 2020 we have had to look at the delivery of PE, ensuring we are in line with government guidance in light of the recent COVID 19 pandemic.
This means during the Autumn term there will be a focus on Fitness and Athletics based Physical Education, supporting pupils in developing their confidence and well- being. The new knowledge organisers have been designed to support both pupils and parents in knowing exactly what is taught and what your child should know by the end of the year.
All PE sessions will be held outside and COVID 19 guidelines will be followed, ensuring all pupils and staff are safe. Pupils are to attend school in their tracksuits on their PE day to support timely and safe transitions.
For the first two weeks pupils will complete a Fun Fitness Carousel, followed by Circuit Training, HIIT sessions and finally revisiting the Fun Fitness Carousel for evaluation.
In the event of bad weather pupils will have the opportunity to complete theory sessions strengthening their knowledge of human biology, famous sports leaders and healthy life styles.
PE (Gymnastics, Athletics, Games, Dance and Swimming in KS2) is taught on a weekly basis and is not generally taught in a cross-curricular approach. At Parkfield Primary School we believe that physical education experience in a safe and supportive environment is a vital and unique contributor to a pupil's physical and emotional health, development and well-being. The physical education programme aims to provide for pupil's increasing self-confidence through the ability to manage themselves in a variety of situations. Children will have access to 2 hours of Physical Education in line with National Guidelines.
The school employs a PE specialist which supports the school when taking part in inter-school games and athletic events. It also allows ample opportunity for children to take part in high quality extra-curricular activities such as: football, netball, hockey, rugby, basketball and cricket.
During curriculum time, children take part in a number of inter house competitions each half term. This gives children the opportunity to apply their skills in a competitive situation.
The long term overview below details the PE activities that the children in each class will cover over the two year cycle. More importantly, the links directly below detail the knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils will learn each year.