PE Subject Leader Link PE Governor
Mr G Ellison Mrs C Johnson
At Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School Primary School, we are ATHLETES! We want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be the best version of themselves.
At Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, we recognise the importance that PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to succeed; enjoy their learning; be resilient and consistently strive to always give their best effort and achieve their potential and personal best. Children participate in competitive sports and through this, we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect, values we hope to embed for future life.
PE at Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming.
- Children participate in two PE lessons each week, covering two sporting activities every half term.
- The Long Term PE Curriculum Overview sets out the PE Units/Activities which are to be taught each half term throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- We use and adapt a Scheme of Learning from Get Set 4 P.E. to ensure planning, content and delivery is age-appropriate. This scheme ensures lessons, year on year, are progressive.
- The emphasis of our PE curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.
- Children in Years 4 and 6 attend swimming lessons for one two-week period each year.
- We promote both participation and competition through P.E and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team,within lessons.
- We have a Sports House system and all children participate in Intra House Sports competitions.
- Children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and SEND children also have opportunities to participate in the local St Helens School Sports Partnership Inter-School sports competitions
- Children participate in workshops/whole school events, sourced by School and delivered by Outside Providers, covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example Quidditch and Judo, providing the children with an opportunity to experience new activities, learn new skills, improve their fitness and to try something new.
- All children in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sports activities throughout the year.
- We offer a Residential OAA experience for children in Year 6 each year.
- We have an annual inclusive House Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all.
- All children participate in daily sessions of “The Daily Mile“ to promote health, fitness, mental wellbeing and personal challenge and resilience. Children compare their performances with previous ones and strive to improve their personal best. Competing with others fosters a sense of team spirit and cooperation amongst our children.
At Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is inclusive and progressive and allows all children the opportunity to acquire and develop fundamental knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques and apply these to a wide variety of different sports and activities. PE lessons are fun, enjoyable and challenging and all children can achieve, to the best of their ability, in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise and activity for their physical and mental wellbeing.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and provision are carefully planned and designed to support children's physical development. We offer daily opportunities for children to engage in physical activity both indoors and outdoors. Our children have access to provision for sustained periods of time and are encouraged to use our large outdoor equipment including the wildlife area, mud kitchen, play equipment and climbing equipment. We access this environment all year round and in all weather conditions to support the development of gross and fine motor control, balance, coordination, confidence and problem-solving skills. We explore yoga and share a range of healthy snacks to develop our understanding of the importance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
‘I always feel better after my PE lessons because it fills me with energy for the rest of the day’
'I love doing PE and doing competitions because I have to use different skills to reading and writing.'