At St Gregory's our intent for physical education is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. At our school physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. We strive to contribute to the development of social, emotional and personal skills necessary for an individual to interact with others, or operate independently and with enjoyment.
Sport Councillors Pupil Voice
At St Gregory’s our Physical Education lessons help us to embrace ourselves and release our feelings. It educates us about our wellbeing and why we should do exercise to keep us healthy and strong. PE gives us understanding of our body and how we build our fitness. We have opportunities to compete with other schools in our local area and mutli-academy. Our lessons give us an idea of what sports you can do as future as a career. We build on our skills working to apply them within competitive games.
To enhance pupil participation, a Sports Council is set up within school alongside a plethora of extra-curricular activities to meet the needs of all children. Children are keen to share their thoughts for the development of the PE provision and curriculum which we offer at St Gregory’s, with regular meetings scheduled with the sports councillors and PE co-ordinators to discuss new ideas to enhance PE further. The sports councillors help to organise inter house competitions across our Multi academy and these take place regularly to allow the children to compete in a variety of sporting activities.
All pupils in year 4 and 5 have the opportunity to complete cycling proficiency and road safety courses. As part of the extended schools provision, all pupils may access sporting activities including, football, athletics, tag rugby, netball, cricket, cross-country, hockey and many more. In addition to the curriculum sports, the children are also able to access alternative sports within their PE lessons some of which include: fencing, archery, yoga, boxercise and orienteering. There are school teams for football, netball, rugby, athletics, swimming and rounders in addition to the Dance clubs that run throughout the year. Competitions are available for different sports and year groups to take part in throughout the year.
To ensure that we are working towards a 'mentally healthy' school, St. Gregory's have recently held a Health and Wellbeing week whereby all year groups, from Nursery to Year 6, took part in a multitude of activities to develop their understanding of a healthy mindset and a positive wellbeing. We will continue to hold specific health weeks in the future to develop the children's resilience as this was greatly received by all staff, pupils and parents.
'Bringing PE To Your Front Door' - ASM Sports UK
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