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 various schemes including Jasmine Create, Cambridge Scheme of Work and Top Sports cards which all support teachers in delivering engaging, progressive lessons across a variety of sports and activities.
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 remarked 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.
In April 2021 we will be introducing Cross-Curricular Orienteering to our curriculum. This year, all Key Stage 2 children will be introduced to it 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 are both currently being renovated with many of the spiky (pretty, but not so friendly) blackthorn and brambles being removed and fences being repaired. In the autumn of 2021 we will be introducing new equipment and species of plants to support the curriculum not only in Outdoor Adventurous Activities but in science as well.
We then plan to strengthen our Outdoor Adventurous Activities provision and teach with a focus on bush craft skills including: woodcraft, shelter, fire, nature and rope. Not only will this provide the children with memorable experiences it will teach them valuable skills they can use later in life.
During the year, children in Year 3 swim weekly at the local pool where they are taught by a specialist instructor. 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. Children are also taught how to perform safe self-rescue.
For more information about our PE curriculum, visit the class pages or look at our 2020-21 P.E. Curriculum Overview
PE is led by Mr Finlay, who is passionate about outdoor learning, being active and runs ultra marathons in his spare time.