New Cangle Community Primary School

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PE

 

At New Cangle Primary School we are passionate about getting children active both during P.E. lessons and throughout the day, to encourage a lifelong love of sport, keeping fit and leading an active lifestyle. Our P.E. and outdoor learning provisions aspire to build determination, passion, respect, honesty, self-belief and teamwork in children of all ages at New Cangle Primary School.

These values will:

· Help children to understand the importance of health and well-being and allow children to develop healthy lifestyles.

· Provide a broad range of high quality opportunities and outcomes for all.

· Develop links with other schools and organisations in the community.

· Promote active participation and competition at all levels.

· Encourage children to continue their interest in fitness and sport into secondary school and beyond.

· Promote confidence and self-belief that the children take into other areas of their learning.

 

Teaching and Learning

In the Reception Class children are taught a range of skills including simple ball skills, how to play team games (hockey, rounders and tag rugby) as well as experimenting with different movements and balancing whilst using large equipment. The children in Reception are encouraged to be active throughout the day using their well-equipped outdoor area and the coppiced woodland situated just outside their classroom.

Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 engage in lessons of high quality P.E. twice a week. In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, balance and co-ordination. Children are given the opportunity to build their understanding of gymnastics and dance as well as beginning to learn about how to apply their skills into different game settings.

At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills and units of work which include a range of invasion, net/wall and fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming. Children’s experiences will also be enriched through opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities.

Throughout the school, P.E. is taught using the 'Twinkl Move' scheme of work, which sets out clear, concise steps in knowledge and skills progression for all element of PE.

We are continually reviewing and renewing our P.E resources and are proud to be a well-equipped school with resources for a wide range of activities. We have recently re-marked our playground and sports field to create numerous smaller pitches and courts. This has already been beneficial to the children as several mini games are being played at once which is encouraging all children to participate in games and activities.

Cross-Curricular Orienteering also forms part of our curriculum, whereby Key Stage 1 and 2 children are taught to become competent at map reading and orienteering. The scheme then offers many opportunities to allow us to take learning outside more often to teach and embed the skills and knowledge taught in the classroom.

More information can be found on the following link: https://www.crosscurricularorienteering.co.uk

We are fortunate to have a small woodland and coppiced woodland that is available for the children to explore on a daily basis.

Swimming

Children in Year 3, 4 and 5 have one term each of swimming at a local pool, taught by specialist swimming instructors.  By providing more swimming than is the statutory requirement, we believe children are more easily enabled to become confident swimmers. Children are taught in a friendly and supporting environment how to use a range of strokes effectively and swim over a distance of 25 metres. As well as during swimming lessons in KS2, children throughout the school are also taught how to perform safe self-rescue through a week of themed learning. 

For more information about our PE curriculum, please see the following documents:

PE is led by Mrs Shutler, who enjoys swimming in her spare time