Vision Statement for PE
Kirkby la Thorpe CE Primary Academy, strives to provide high quality PE through a rich, varied, engaging and inclusive curriculum. We aim to do this by providing our pupils with a wide range of opportunities to be physically active and to encourage them to adopt a healthy and exertive lifestyle.
PE National Curriculum:
On 11 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Education published the new national curriculum framework. The new national curriculum came into force from September 2014.
The National Curriculum for PE States:
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
PE at Kirkby la Thorpe
Our vision statement above outlines the importance of PE in our school. PE is a great way for children to get active and take part in activities and sports that they may not have experienced before. PE is aimed at helping children learn simple skills, develop understanding of tactics and compositional ideas, understand the importance of good health and refine skills to improve performance.
In light of the new curriculum we are changing our PE lessons in school to meet the new criteria of learning the basic skills. In KS1 the focus will be on multi skills including running, jumping and ball control (throwing, catching, etc). In KS2 the children will use these skills in context by participating in competitive games.
Each child has 2 hours Physical Education each week. Children are taught PE in their normal class groups. Children participate in lessons both indoors and outdoors. In KS2 children participate in swimming lessons once a term, during these lessons children are set according to ability.
All children who are not able to participate in the lesson, must bring in a note explaining why they need to be excused. Children must have the appropriate PE kit in school, if they do not have this on the day of their lesson, a telephone call will be made home asking if the PE kit can be brought in to school.
We provide a range of PE clubs during and after school. These clubs are held throughout the year and are run depending on the ‘season’ for that particular sport and the dates of competitions. Our after school clubs include; Netball, X-country, Tri-Golf, Tennis, Athletics, Football, Change 4 Life, Quicksticks, KS1 Multi skills and Cricket.
At KS2 there are competitions available in numerous sports, these include; Football, Athletics, Cross Country, Quicksticks Hockey, Volleyball, Aquasplash, Netball, Tag rugby, Tri golf, Kwik Cricket, Rounders, Mini Tennis and Mini Olympics. We strive to participate in all of these events, but on occasions this is not always possible. As a school last year we entered 12 out of the 14 competitions on offer. This is a fantastic achievement and we feel very proud of our children and staff who make these competitions possible. Please see the tables on the PE curriculum page showing the competitions entered and the points we accumulated throughout the year, meaning we finished last year joint 3rd out of 23 schools.