Intent and Implementation
‘Promoting healthy, active lifestyles’
At Town Field Primary School, we believe that physical education plays an important role in life long fitness, health and wellbeing. We support the government’s initiative to combat obesity and enjoy being active.
Through PE and sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work and ambition leading to improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement.
Our school follows the National Curriculum for Physical Education which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim to provide high quality teaching in PE through this broad and balanced curriculum that develops, motivates and enthuses every child to become a lifelong learner. The valuable acquisition of skills will progress throughout school with our younger children developing basic physical skills to then applying these skills in small sided games situations for our older children. These skills will be assessed at the end of each unit against specific criteria. We also aim to give opportunities for all children to develop their leadership, coaching and officiating skills.
We follow the Power of PE scheme of work which was chosen to meet the best needs of our children. Lessons are taught by either Mrs Raven (specialist Primary PE teacher) who teaches PE within our school for three days per week across different year groups. We also employ specialist sports coaches- Mr Martin/Miss Mc Cafferty (basketball coaches), Mr Cullen and Active Fusion (sports coaches). Class teachers also teach some PE lessons to their own classes or across their year group.