For details of what is studied in this subject please see the National Curriculum jigsaw on the school year pages.
Subject Leader Mrs G Rushton
PE and School Sport have an extremely high profile at Anderton Primary School. We have recently been awarded ‘Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Silver for our provision in PE and School Sport.
We strive to inspire all pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and succeed and achieve in sport and physical activity. Our Sporting Values of fairness and respect are all embedded within PE and Sport at Anderton.
Children at Anderton Primary school access a high quality PE Curriculum. All pupils have a minimum of 2 hours of structured ‘Physical Activity’ every week. This may be through structured PE lessons, Swimming lessons or Physical Activity sessions.
PE Lessons in Key Stage 1 focus on the Fundamental Movement Skills. Children are given opportunities to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging situations. In Key Stage 2, we focus on developing a broader range of skills and how to apply them in competitive small sided games. Children are encouraged to be reflective learners, evaluating and recognising their own success and achievements of others.
Developing ‘Outdoor Adventurous Activity’ is one of the key priorities in our PE Action Plan. During the Summer Term 2015, we will hold a whole school ‘Outdoor Learning’ Themed Week. Children will participate in a range of outdoor adventurous activities and a range of problem solving activities.
We also offer a residential educational visit every year. Pupils in Year 6 are given the opportunity to go to Winmarleigh Hall, Grstang, for a two night residential, where the focus is teamwork, problem solving and to develop skills in outdoor adventurous activity. Children experience a range of activities, including kayaking, zip wire, giant swing, high ropes etc. This visit is extremely popular and is very valuable in both educational and social development.
As part of the PE Curriculum, pupils in Year 6 access ‘Bikeability’ Training. This course is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st Century, designed to give the pupils the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. Children complete the Level 1 course in the schools grounds, whilst the Level 2 course takes place on the roads in the local community.
This year we arranged a sportsperson to visit our school. This year Jesse Taylor a British Heptathlon athlete came into school. The purpose of the visit was to motivate and inspire the children and give them first-hand experience of meeting role-models in professional sport. This will now become a yearly event.
There are many links between PE and Science. In Science lessons children learn about health and fitness and how this has an impact on their body, as well as their lives. Pupils learn about the human body, healthy food choices, hygiene, exercise and mental health.
This year, we will be launching a half termly whole school ‘Intra School’ Competition. Every half term children are given a ‘Challenge’, based on one of the Fundamental Movement Skills e.g. three spring jump, drop-step-catch, throw-wall-catch, speed bounce. A baseline score will be recorded for every pupil and children will be encouraged to develop this skill, both at school and home. At the end of the half term, children will perform this challenge and their final score will be recorded. Children will be awarded prizes for a range of achievements. These include best score, biggest improvement and demonstrating sporting values. ‘Spirit of the Games’ wristbands will be presented to children who show Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Self-belief, Passion and Determination.
During the Autumn Term, all pupils in Year 5 undertake training as a ‘Play Leader’ and develop leadership skills. This involves planning, organising and delivering structured games for younger pupils. Children are monitored and leadership skills are evaluated.
Pupils work collaboratively across the school in a range of contexts in PE and Sport. There are opportunities for children in different year groups to work alongside each other during themed days and weeks. For example, in Outdoor Learning Week and on Sports Days.
Chorley School Sports Partnership
Anderton Primary School is part of the Chorley Schools Sports Partnership (CSSP). We work very closely with the team from CSSP enabling our children to experience a range of competitions. Many CSSP coaches come into school to deliver lunchtime and after school clubs; they also deliver some high quality PE lessons enabling our staff to further develop their PE skills when delivering the PE curriculum. The children of Anderton Primary School thoroughly enjoy working with the range of coaches. As well as CSSP with have links with local professional clubs enabling specialist coaches to come into school to work with our children. Many members of the Anderton team also offer sports clubs and organise matches etc throughout the year. Schools are now lucky enough to be given some extra money for PE and this money means that we can now offer MORE sporting opportunities to the children of Anderton Primary School.
All children should take part in PE unless excused on medical grounds, class teachers must be informed by a parent/guardian (written or verbal) of any medical reasons which impact on the children taking part in PE. A clearly labelled PE kit must be school at ALL times.
Visit to Wigan Rugby
We had a fantastic time at the rugby on Sunday afternoon. We all met up at Max’s Kids Club to meet some players and collect autographs. We then went out onto the pitch to wave the Wigan flag. It was a bit muddy but we squelched on – can you spot us? The game was super to watch, but Wigan only managed a draw 16-16. A huge thank you to Mrs Rushton, George and Mrs Cross for attending on behalf of the school.
KS1 children enjoy lots of fun activities at the Anderton Centre!
FA Football Training – Jenny from the FA taught Year 4 and Year 5 pupils some amazing football skills.
Outdoor Week – The whole school enjoyed a range of activities from willow weaving to a Cruft’s style agility course (with added mud and water!)
Sports Day – The whole school (finally) managed to get onto to school field for Sports Day. All the children participated, despite the field being VERY wet and boggy. We still had a fun if very muddy time.
KS2 children enjoying their first judo lesson.
All the children in Year 5 are now fully qualified play leaders. We are looking forward to working with the KS1 children on the infant playground.