Fairfield Park Lower School

Physical Education

At Fairfield Park Lower School, we value Physical Education. WE ARE ATHLETES and FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS!

At Fairfield Park Lower School, we believe in educating the pupils to become healthy individuals with the want to be physically active.

We aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of PE and sports and what makes a healthy lifestyle. Our PE curriculum is underpin by a very inclusive philosophy in which we aim for every child to be engaged. We provide a very wide range of opportunities to promote positives values with a wealth of varied activities; this ensures that our PE curriculum is highly inclusive. Aspects of PE is thread through the curriculum to promote thinking, selecting and applying skills and positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

For our Progression of Skills in PE, please click the following link:

PE Progression of Skills Yr Rec - Yr 4

 

Intent

At Fairfield Park Lower School, we believe in educating the pupils to become healthy individuals with the want to be physically active.
We aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of PE and sports and what makes a healthy lifestyle.
Our PE curriculum is underpinned by a very inclusive philosophy in which we aim for every child to be engaged.
We provide a very wide range of opportunities to promote positives values with a wealth of varied activities, this ensures that our PE curriculum is highly inclusive.
Aspects of PE is thread through the curriculum to promote thinking, selecting and applying skills and positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle

Implementation

PE at Fairfield Park Lower School provides challenging, engaging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Dance, Gymnastics, Net and Wall games, Invasion games, Striking and Fielding games, Athletics and for KS2 Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Swimming.
Our Progression of skills and long term plan sets out the PE objectives which are taught to promote thinking, encourage the practising of skills, applying them in game situations. These have been carefully mapped out and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in high quality PE lessons each week, covering two different units every half term. Lessons are taught by class teachers and employed Sports coaches, who have taken part in CPD training sessions, to ensure high quality teaching.
As a school, we are committed to improving and maintaining the children’s fitness therefore each class completes a Daily Mile around the playground. This has been a success and has promoted positive attitudes and increased stamina towards a heathy lifestyle and discussions around this.
In addition to the PE lessons at Fairfield Park Lower, children can attend the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Sports Clubs are run before and after school allowing the children the opportunity to participate in a range of different sports. The clubs are open to all year groups and are very popular.

At Break times and Lunch times the children have the option of playing with a wide range of different equipment which enables them to practise and apply different skills. We run a Play Leaders scheme which enables the Key Stage 2 children to take ownership and run different activities which promotes inclusivity and helps them in gaining responsibility. Sports Coaches support high quality delivery in this area.
Our Trim Trail and Climbing equipment in the playground has been carefully designed to help develop fine and gross motor skill and has different levels of challenge. In addition to this, we have a ‘fitness area’ which has stations that children use during playtimes and in turn encourages them to be physically active.
Throughout the year, Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events by Redborne School Sports Partnership within the local area. There are a range of festivals and competitions that take an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. They work alongside our school values and develop teamwork and leadership skills. They have been very popular with lots of teams competing at county level.

Impact

Following the implementation of our well-balanced PE curriculum, which is underpinned by a very inclusive philosophy, and alongside the National Curriculum aims, the children will be healthy individuals with the want to be physically active and have a clear understanding of the importance of this.
We want all children to understand what makes a healthy lifestyle, be engaged in lessons and take enjoyment from them. We want our lessons to promote our school values and allow our children to take responsibility for their own health and fitness. We want to encourage healthy competiveness and equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport.
Children to have increased fitness levels and stamina to support team games or establish good health habits.
Enjoy play and lunchtimes making friendships and keeping fit.
Participate in range of club related activities to get a flavour of other sporting activities for life long fitness and enjoyment.
Outside equipment promotes pupils gross and fine motor skills to support their English skills.