Subject Leader - Peter Hinde
"The additional physical education and sport premium funding for primary schools is used effectively to broaden the sporting diet for pupils. A specialist sports coach gives additional quality to coaching in football at lunchtime and after-school clubs and also offers a multi-sports option." (Ofsted, May 2016)
At Icknield, we believe that PE and physical activity play a vital role in the development of the whole child. All pupils have weekly PE lessons covering the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. Children take part in swimming during Summer 2 where classes from Reception to Year 5 benefit from using our own school pool. Year 6 swimming lessons are funded by the school and are led by specialist staff at the Sawston Village college swimming pool.
We pride ourselves in the fact that there are a range of extra-curricular opportunities to take part in sports activities at lunchtime and after School. Sports coaches are employed to complement the work of the PE teacher at lunchtimes and after school. There is a minimal charge for the sports coaches work after School but no charge for the PE teacher or indeed other teachers who kindly lead clubs! ( A big Thank you from me!). The clubs cover a range and variety of sports such as; multi sports, games club, football, netball, basketball, dodgeball, cricket, athletics, rounders, gymnastics, tag rugby, dance, and tennis (the list is not exhaustive!). A selection of these is offered at different times throughout the school year.
Movement, fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self-esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in Reception and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2, children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball and tag rugby. These skills are also transferable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis.
From this year, we are aiming to give children the opportunity to participate in the Cambridge School Sports Partnership festivals and competitions in a range of activities. The aim is to expose children to competition in a supportive environment where their development is central to participation. The aim is to allow as many pupils the opportunity to participate and there is an ‘all must play’ approach to participation. Children must be given equal opportunities to participate at competitions and festivals.
Here are the main objectives for Physical Education,
Pupils should be taught to:
Pupils should be taught to:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
Supporting Your Child
- mini assault courses in the garden
- follow local and national sports.
- go for long walks (and explore nature at the same time!)