In addition to our school-base PE lessons, we have lots of fun competing in several competitions throughout the year, these range from the Dance Umbrella, football, Quad Kids and Cross Country. We also enjoy lots of sporting events in school.
PE lessons are mostly led by professional sports coaches through Premier Sports. They work closely with our class teachers to ensure that our PE lessons are challenging, engaging, exciting and develop our children to be fit, healthy and enjoy a range of sports. In addition to our PE lessons, all pupils take part in a Daily Mile. Key Stage 2 pupils are also taught swimming throughout the academic year.
Why is PE important?
In the EYFS children are introduced to PE within the Physical Development aspect , teaching of skills that will enable them to develop both gross and fine motor skills. Through play and games children develop the ability to travel in different ways (running, hopping, skipping, jogging) , spacial awareness, ball skills (throwing, catching, rolling) and balance. These skills also support children with their confidence , team building, listening and attention as well as communication and language. This teaching provides the prerequisite skills they need to progress into Year 1 and the National Curriculum
We believe a high quality physical education inspires and motivates all pupils to excel in competitive sport and provide many opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident, thus supporting their health, fitness and mental wellbeing.
The National curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lives.
What will your child learn in PE?
We are so excited to embark on our sporting journey together this year at Shoscombe Church School.
Our outdoor learning opportunities enrich our children’s personal development whilst also making important real-life links to our curriculum. These activities all have a positive impact on children’s mental health and overall well-being. Take a look at some of the additional activities on offer this year.
All children in Years 1 to 6 will take part in a term of orienteering session as part of Flexi Friday. This is run by the staff at Chelwood Activity Centre in school grounds. This links to geography map skills as well as developing our children’s resilience, problem solving skills and communication and language around teamwork.
Let’s take a look at our successes!!
12 members of sycamore class represented Shoscombe at the small schools swim gala. They all showed fantastic sportsmanship cheering and supporting each other. Everyone showed great resilience! Special mention to Oakley who came 3rd in the 25m breaststroke and Bella who came 1st in 25m butterfly. Great swim racing!