In PE this half term, all pupils will develop their knowledge of health and fitness and the importance of regular exercise. The aim of this unit of learning is to use PE to develop skills that will assist pupils in succeeding in sport and in the real world.
KS1 pupils will begin to understand the changes in their body during and after exercise and learn why it is important to warm up and cool down. These are important aspects of participation in Sport as well as in life in general.
KS1 pupils will look first at isolated skills across a range of sports including tennis, hockey and basketball and begin to focus on their wider application within competitive sport. They will also look at how to improve fundamental skills including balancing, agility and throwing and catching.
In KS2, pupils will look at monitoring and recording how hard they are working and will also begin to self-select appropriate warm up activities. During PE lessons, pupils will develop confidence, respect and self-belief in themselves. This will be achieved in different ways, in different year groups. Year 3 swimming will continue this half term for Lilac Class, with Indigo Class following on in March. Years 4, 5 and 6 will begin by focusing on hockey with the aim of understanding the tactics of the game so as to perform within a team and under opponent pressure. They will also be working on improving their health and fitness through a range of activities, games and circuit training.
Looking ahead, in March school will hold a Sports Relief event and pupils hope that many of you will join us to support your children. Pupils hope to see you there.
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Pupils Love PE!
There were 59 pupils in Year 6 during 2018-19. At the beginning of the year, out of these pupils:
- 52% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 53% could use a range of strokes effectively.
- 66% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Sports Premium funding was used to support additional swimming lessons for those pupils who could not achieve these objectives at the start of the year. The impact of this was that, at the end of 2018-19:
- 69% of Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 72% of Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively.
- 76% of Year 6 pupils can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.