At Edgar Sewter Primary School, being active is part of our school life.
Our aim is to provide a PE Curriculum for every child to succeed and make progress, as well as developing a lifelong interest in keeping fit and healthy.
A key aspect of our curriculum is inspiring our children to develop teamwork; we take part in competitions with other local schools.
We undertake a range of Daily Move activities (15 minutes each day) from free running, games and dance workouts. These movement breaks support our children to focus and have fun together. It is our belief that being active supports our mental and physical well-being.
We value the importance of our school community providing opportunities for children to try out different clubs after school and in our local area.
National Curriculum Aims
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
· are physically active for sustained periods of time
· engage in competitive sports and activities
· lead healthy, active lives.
How do we implement these aims?
We are lucky to be able to offer a broad range of activities which include athletics, games, gymnastics, dance and swimming. Some of these activities are offered as after-school clubs.
Fundamental movement skills are a vital part of developing physical confidence which is why it is at the centre of everything the children do in EYFS and KS1.
These skills focus on movement, agility, balance and coordination, both individually and with others. We recognise the importance of these skills early on and the impact it will have on their successes if not valued.
Children in KS2 continue to build on these skills and develop their understanding in a variety of physical activities.
It is recommended that all children engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school. We strive to ensure that there are multiple opportunities for all children to be active during different points in the day.
Examples include: a timetabled Daily Move sessions for KS 1 and 2, active lunchtimes where children are encouraged to get moving and making lessons active where appropriate.