PE at Warton St. Paul's
At Warton St. Paul's our PE subject leader is Mrs Fisher. She is responsible for ensuring our PE curriculum and resources suit our needs and are updated regularly to support our learning.
Pupils at Warton St. Paul’s Primary Academy will leave Year 6:
- Being physically active and enjoy taking part in physical activities.
- With lasting physical skills, habits and interests that will promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
- With positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, competition, fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success and failure.
- With an understanding of how physical exercise affects the body.
- With an understanding of the need for safe practice in physical activities and knowledge to achieve this.
- Being able to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness.
At Warton St. Paul’s children participate in two hours of high quality PE lessons each week. Our PE curriculum is supported by the Lancashire PE Scheme of Work. The PE passport is used to store our long term plans and teachers are able to adapt these to meet the needs of the children in their class. Some of our PE lessons are taught by a Sports Coach from Evolution Sport. They follow the school's curriculum and assessment; they report to teachers each half term at the end of a unit.
Children in the Infants begin by mastering the Fundamental Movement Skills. The children then learn through a range of activities including invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor adventurous activity.
Children in the Juniors have swimming for at least two terms. If, in this time, they do not meet the curriculum requirements they will receive booster sessions.
Each half term children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide clubs for children in Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. These often relate to upcoming competitions for children in KS2 and are planned to allow children to train for the skills they will need for these. We enter a variety of competitions to suit the children’s interests and capabilities.
Children are encouraged to stay active during playtimes, using the jungle gym and climbing walls. Children are provided with play equipment and our play leaders set up and support games during lunchtime.
Class Teachers and Sports Coaches use formative assessments throughout each unit taught each half term to identify gaps of learning. This ensures all children are supported and challenged.
In Year One the children are baseline assessed for Fundamental Movement Skills and lessons are adapted to support areas of need from this. The children are then assessed at the end of Year Two to ascertain if they have mastered the Fundamental Movement Skills as outlined in the curriculum.
Parents are updated regularly through our school website to see what their child is learning in PE.