Redscope Primary School is committed to the principal of developing the best possible learning opportunities for our school community. Physical Education (PE) develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skillfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, pupils discover their aptitude, abilities and preferences, and how to make choices about getting involved in lifelong physical activity.
We aim to raise standards and increase the activity levels of the whole school community through high quality learning and teaching and the provision of a supportive environment conducive to the promotion of physical activity.
Our objectives to help children
* To become more skilful when co-ordinating their movements and developing co-ordination.
* To acquire and develop skills then perform them with increasing physical competence and confidence.
* To teach children to be able to plan their own work given specific criteria to work from and to develop their ideas in creative ways.
* To develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.
* To develop personal qualities in physical activities and competitive situations such as commitment, fairness, playing to the rules and team spirit.
* To respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environment.
* To enjoy being active, taking part and learning new skills through a varied curriculum and through the extra- curricular activities on offer.
* To build children’s movement vocabulary in order that they can use language to evaluate each other’s work.
* To help children to be able to work co-operatively within a range of different spaces and group situations.
* To use movement imaginatively to communicate ideas and feelings.
* To teach children how, understand and apply particular safety requirements for different activities.
To know the effect exercise has on their bodies and to begin to understand why activity is important to their general health.
PE and School Sport Premium
The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that it schools should use the premium to:
* Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that a school already offers.
* Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
* The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
* The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
* Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
* Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
* Increased participation in competitive sport.