Physical Education (PE)
PE is led by Mrs Wright. She has a BA (Hons) degree with Qualified Teacher Status in Primary Education and Physical Education was her specialism. She has a great knowledge of the subject and works closely with our local schools as part of TASA and with West Lancashire Sport Partnership. Mrs. Wright has also been heavily instrumental in All Saints achieving Gold Award status for many years.
At All Saints we are very proud of the amount of PE opportunities we provide for the children on a weekly basis. The children are offered Physical Education (PE) through different activities throughout the school week. The children In the Early Years Foundation Stage have continuous outdoor provision to improve gross motor skills and to develop movement patterns. Fine motor skills are then improved with tasks such as Funky Finger and Dance Write. In Key Stage One, the children will have a Sports Specialist leading one of their P.E. sessions and have the class teacher for their other P.E sessions. In Key stage One, skills are further developed by children being taught the foundations of movement, balance and co-ordination through sports skills, passing and receiving, dance, athletics, and striking and fielding. Key Stage Two children then develop and apply these skills in team games such as football, dodge ball, cricket, tennis, netball, rounders and football. Children engage in a wide variety of competitions at both Level 1 and Level 2 (against each other and against other schools) on a weekly basis.
Adding to this, we work with West Lancashire School Sports Partnership to include:
Mini Wheelers, Health Related Fitness, Mindfulness and Be your Best Self & Bikeability.
In 2020, West Lancashire Sport Partnership launched a new two year cycle for their curriculum coverage, which we have adopted and includes a bespoke platform to access PE plans and assessment documents to track our children’s progress and to improve their skills and techniques.
Children have weekly swimming lessons in Year 3. This is a vital life skill which we ensure all children participate in.
After School Clubs
We have at least two clubs running each week that support and enhance the curriculum being taught. Clubs are offered to both Key Stages and Mini Wheelers Club is run for Reception Class.
Clubs have included: Netball, Football, Multi-skills, Dance, Gymnastics, OAA, Outdoor Athletics , Games, Cricket, Sportshall Athletics and Tag Rugby.
We encourage all children to take the lead as a lunch time playleader as they take responsibility for the equipment, games and encourage team building skills.
All Pupils at All Saints School will benefit from a Physical Education curriculum which motivates them to succeed and participate in sport, games and exercise. It will offer good and appropriate opportunities for pupils to develop their fundamental movements, improve skills, resilience, knowledge and understanding to promote their health and fitness. They will have opportunities to compete in a wide variety of sports, games and other activities which will build their character and help to embed values and qualities such as determination, endurance, perseverance, fairness and respect.
Statement of Intent, Implementation and Impact
- To help children become physically active and to help them understand the importance of physical activity in promoting a healthy and active life.
- To help children develop and apply appropriate skills as they participate in a broad range of physical activities.
- To give children the opportunities to enjoy and engage in competitive sports, games and other physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
- To help children develop fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident, accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination both individually and with others.
- To teach all children to swim and know how to stay safe when they are near water.
- To give children an opportunity to enhance experiences for outdoor learning within our outdoor provision.
- To motivate children with personal best challenges and to take ownership of their own learning
- To ensure that all children are involved in learning, leading and officiating in their PE lessons and activities.
- We will use the National Curriculum for Physical Education to underpin our teaching and learning.
- We will teach children how to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
- We will provide opportunities for all children to participate in team games and competitive games which will be modified where appropriate ( tag rugby, netball, hockey, football, rounders, tennis, cricket) and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending both during in and out of school time hours.
- We will provide opportunities for children to enjoy modern and cultural educational dance and to perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- Pupils will be taught to apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
- Appropriate physical activities will be used to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through all lessons.
- Before they leave school they will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes.
- Pupils will be taught how to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
- We will use our outdoor area to give valuable experiences in which children can explore natural spaces to enhance personal social and technical skills.
Through our physical education curriculum and Specialist coaching, pupils will develop an understanding of how to develop, apply and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education in different physical activities and sport. Children will learn how to evaluate and regonise their own success. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other as they exercise their bodies and build their skills. Our children will learn how to compete with humility, grace and respect and aspire to be the best they can be. We want them to develop a love of sport and exercise through our curriculum and carry this through beyond their time at All Saints School.