The Physical Education (PE) curriculum at Strand Primary Academy is designed to inspire and engage all pupils into participating in physical activity. It gives pupils the chance to take ownership of their own health and fitness along with incorporating healthy choices into their lifestyle. Our PE curriculum is supported closely by the local School Partnership Trust who provide regular inter school competitions and CPD for staff. Premier Sport coaches are used in school to provide some indoor and outdoor PE lessons, Intra school competitions and CPD for upskilling staff.
All of our children are provided with two hours of high-quality PE lesson per week.
The School Games Values are at the heart of all of our PE lessons and competitions. Each competition focuses on at least one value and pupils are rewarded for demonstrating this value during our events.
Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat!
Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.
Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.
You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.
Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.
PE at Strand provides all pupils with the knowledge and skills to become physically confident in a way that supports their own health and fitness. The PE curriculum is planned so knowledge and skills build upon previous learning.
The curriculum focusses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through appropriate challenge and support. Pupils develop a knowledge of these fundamental skills and are able to apply them into competitive situations as well as developing teamwork and collaboration.
PE at Strand supports pupils’ Oracy skills by providing them with effective language experiences through the promotion of specialist and technical vocabulary, questioning, feedback on performance, group work and other aspects of co-operative learning.
In Early Years, pupils develop their physical development skills through daily use of continuous provision in the outdoor area and through weekly PE sessions. Outdoors, pupils are encouraged to climb, balance and move in different ways whilst negotiating space. Pupils use a range of equipment (different sized balls, hoops, quoits and beanbags) to help them learn and consolidate new skills. Fine motor growth is an essential part of pupils’ physical development in early years. Pupils engage in daily focused fine motor sessions and activities to strengthen fine motor skills are incorporated into daily provision.
In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They have opportunities to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Through our curriculum, we encourage communication, collaboration and competition. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own successes. In Year 4, all children receive two weeks of swimming tuition every academic year. Children who do not achieve the required standard in swimming in Year 4 will be given the opportunity to further their skills in Year 6.
Our Year 5 children are given the opportunity to complete Bikeability which will prepare them to cycle with confidence, road safety, develop skills to cycle on local roads and increase to tackling busier roads and junctions. In September we will be offering our youngest children Bikeability Plus which aims to encourage confidence, spatial awareness and dynamic balance skills enabling the children to progress into riding a pedal bike.
All children are given the opportunity to join in with our annual ‘Sports Day’. All children from Nursery to Year 6 are allocated a team and take part in a range of activities, races and games which we hold on the school field, where we welcome our parents, carers and family members to come and watch. This year our Sports day will have an emphasis on the Olympic Games, all teams will represent a Country and a carousel of Olympic sporting activities will be completed during the Tokyo Trail event conducted by Premier Education.
Last year, at Strand Primary Academy, we gained the Gold School Games Sports Mark and also earned a ‘Virtual’ Sports Mark for our participation in PE activities, games and competitions during remote learning. Since our return to school we have received a recognition for our ongoing engagement in the School Games and for continuing to complete the School Games Mark framework.
We are currently taking part in the following sports competitions and activities:
Kickstarters – Promote love of reading whilst developing Football Skills (FS2) Thursday 6th May – Thursday 15th July
Lincolnshire Cricket Club – Chance to Shine Engagement Day – Year 1, 2 , 3, 4 , 5 and 6 Cricket Workshop Wednesday 5th May.
Swimming starts for our Year 4 Children and also our Year 5/6 children are offered a Top-Up session on June 8th till July 13th.
RE-IGNITE Programme on the Friday 23th July – For our Year 5/6 children who have been identified as one of the groups impacted by Covid-19, this workshop will Kickstart a love of activity and movement with fun as the catalyst.
A fun packed week is planned to celebrate “National Sports Week” on the 19th till the 25th June 2021
Follow the Flame Olympic Dance Workshop – All Classes from FS1 – Year 6 will represent a Country and learn a dance led by a professional on Wednesday 23rd June
Here are some activities we have already take part in this year: