"I have always loved sport and have always been passionate about physical education from an early age. I believe PE and sport builds confidence and self –esteem for people of all ages. It has been an absolute joy to be able to pass on my knowledge and passion for all sport to your children." -Mr. Anderson, BA(hons) Physical Education with Qts
Why is PE important in school?
- Regular, physical activity is the best antidote to eliminate obesity and maintain an acceptable body weight. It also provides a positive alternative to watching television or playing on tablets, computers or mobile phones.
- Children learn the fundamental motor skills that enable them to develop the competence that creates confidence and leads to safe and successful participation in a wide range of sports.
- Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons. Every child works at a different pace and all children are encouraged to put all of their effort in.
- Children can learn valuable lessons about accepting responsibility for their personal development leading to greater self-discipline. They learn to accept other children and work together
- PE promotes opportunities for children to be creative, cooperative and competitive and to face up to different challenges both as individuals and in groups
- Sports activities are an excellent way to meet and make new friends. Confidence in one’s physical abilities encourages youngsters, and later adults, to socialize more easily and 'fit into' a variety of situations.
- PE is especially important to children who have yet to develop their verbal communication skills. Thus, their confidence in physical abilities can lead to positive feelings of self-esteem.
Shinewater Governors made the decision in the summer to higher and specialist P.E. Teacher to deliver and assess Physical Education throughout the whole School.
Between the ages of three and six children develop fundamental movement skills which are the building blocks that enable them to progress and develop a full range of skills. For example, by six years of age, a normally developing child will be able to run, jump, hop, skip, climb, throw, catch, kick, strike, manipulate, write and draw. This ability to learn movement competence creates the essential nerve cell networks which are the very essence of the learning process.
As the children develop and progress into KS2 they learn how to take part in competitive sport in order to develop their understanding of teamwork and sportsmanship.
What do we do at Shinewater?
Besides making sure all of our children shine we insure that they get a broad experience in a range of sports such as:
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities
- Fitness training
- New Age Curling
Here at Shinewater Primary and Nursery we have hired in Premier Sport for two main reasons.
To develop Staff CPD and to run various afterschool clubs.
Our staff at Shinewater are working alongside Premier Sport in order to develop their knowledge and ability to teach a high level of Physical Education. Staff are thoroughly enjoying and learning from Premier Sport.
Premier sport are committed to running two afterschool clubs this term, Gymnastics (KS1) and Dance(KS2).So far both clubs have been very popular and enjoyable.
Within our PE lessons we aim to:
- Follow a successive, developmental curriculum that builds on experience and incorporates new experiences when children are ready. Lessons are not simply selected randomly with no obvious connections to past and future lessons, or just as a way to keep children “busy” for an hour.
- Physical education is a moving experience. We aim to find ways to actively engage all children in moderate to vigorous physical activity for the majority of every lesson, a minimum of 75%. At Shinewater, we understand that all children develop at different stages however all we ask in every lesson is that they try and challenge themselves.
- In addition to being actively engaged, children also need plenty of opportunities to practice the skill or concept being taught that day. Children are also given their independence in deciding how the lesson should run. Our aim is to help children become more independent while also learning to be a part of a team.
- We aim to make sure all our classes as much fun as possible so that children enjoy and look forward to PE, both at primary and when they start at secondary school.
- We recognize that some children may be able to go above their expected level in P.E. and therefore we have created links with our local secondary school to develop and promote their needs.
“We love PE at school, its fun and energetic”, Year 2 Pupils.
“It’s fun to do PE outside, I love all sport”, Year 4.
“Football is the best sport to play in PE because you can learn to win and learn to loose”, Year 6.
“Gymnastics is so much fun in afterschool club. I have learnt to do loads of different types of rolls and jumps”, KS1.