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Easton Primary School

PE

The Sporting Experience at Easton!

Intent

At Easton Primary we believe Physical Education is about offering every child the opportunity to achieve, succeed, compete and support their general health, fitness and wellbeing.  Children are given opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which will instil respect and teamwork.  We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. Swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres. 

 

Our aim is to provide a Physical Education curriculum that excites and challenges all children in a range of sports and games, inspiring lifelong participation in daily physical activity and engagement with both competitive and non-competitive sport. The children are encouraged to lead healthy and active lives and to recognise the benefits of this to their physical and mental wellbeing.  All children participate in at least two hours of physical education per week, some of which will be competitive.  Children are provided with the opportunity to participate in competitions via our involvement with High Suffolk School Sport Partnership and Academy sports offers, with all children participating in at least one sports tournament a year.  Tournaments may focus on development of skills, School Games core values and/or competition.

 

Implementation

P.E. is taught from Reception to Year 6 twice a week to ensure our children get the recommended two hours or more exercise a week. Children participate in high-quality PE lessons covering four different sports per term.  In addition to this, all year groups benefit from a half hour yoga lesson with our fabulous yoga specialist ‘Yoga Jo’ – see the dedicated link below to find out more.  PE lessons are taught by class teachers of HLTAs.  Swimming is taught to Years 4, 5 & 6 throughout the Autumn and Spring terms and to Years 2 & 3 throughout the Summer term, supporting children in achieving the goal of swimming 25 metres by the end of Year 6.  Our children are also encouraged to be very active at lunch and break times and active lessons are encouraged throughout the school.  UKS2 children are given the opportunity to train as sports leaders via the Follow My Leader scheme, facilitating further opportunities for physical activity during lunch breaks.

 

Covid 19 has significantly impacted the implementation of competitive sport in trecent times.  We are thrilled that we have been able to return to face-to-face tournaments this academic year and welcome the systems in place to enable participation in virtual competitions should the need arise again in the future. 

 

Impact

At Easton Primary School our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.  We actively promote the School Games Values - teamwork, determination, self belief, respect, passion and honesty - and support pupils in developing these traits.  All children are provided with opportunities to demonstrate improvement, experience success and achieve their personal best.  They understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.  Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications in relation to their learning in the classroom and their overall wellbeing.  Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise and the role that it plays in relation to their physical and mental wellbeing.  Our goal is that children leave Easton Primary School with a lifelong desire to engage in physical activity, competitive or non-competitive, and an appreciation of how this contributes to their physical and mental wellbeing.

Pupil Perceptions on the Impact of Swimming

Listen to what the children think about the impact that swimming has had for them while they have been at Easton Primary School.

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