The SLC Federation believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical health, emotional development and mental wellbeing. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing core life skills, understanding the subject’s social benefits. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long skills and values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children across the SLC Federation, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE across the SLC Federation provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are met.
- The long-term plan aims to develop children’s physical literacy and build the foundations of individual skills which can be applied to different sports.
- Pupils participate in two high-quality PE lessons each week.
- Each year group will also have at least one term of Dance lessons delivered by our specialist teacher, Ms Louise Dowling, which will relate to the topic being covered at the time.
- As part of our commitment to improving children’s mental health and well-being outside of school hours, children are encouraged and provided with opportunities to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area against other schools, which are organised alongside the Pennine Sports Partnership. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Children in Year 6 attend weekly swimming lessons. The objective is that each child can confidently swim 25 meters or more by the time they leave our school.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We work to equip our children with the necessary skills and to develop a love and appreciation for sport, hopefully growing up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired.