At Ireleth St Peter's, we aim to provide our pupils with a range of opportunities to engage in many different types of sport. Curriculum PE is a foundation subject in the national curriculum. As required, we teach dance, gymnastics and games in Key Stage 1. In the summer term we also provide weekly swimming lessons for KS1 pupils.In addition they also access yoga. In Key Stage 2, we teach dance, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities. We aim to offer a wide range of games and to best prepare the children for inter-school competitions. Throughout the year our main sports/games are football, netball, swimming, rugby, tennis and rounders. All of our PE activities are planned so that children build upon prior learning in well sequenced lessons ensuring children deepen their knowledge and understanding of different sports. All schemes of work are appropriately differentiated to ensure children are increasingly and appropriately challenged as they move through school. We utilise skilled coaches, supported by class teachers, to provide tailored, quality PE lessons to all children. Every child receives at least 2 hours of PE every week.
Inclusion in physical education means that all children have access to and are given confidence in all areas of the curriculum. We aim to create an environment in which all children learn to respect and value each other’s differences. This is achieved by employing the following strategies:
*Mixing groups in terms of gender and ability.
*Structuring activities so all are fully involved e.g. all team members needing to touch the ball before a goal is scored.
*Giving all the children an opportunity to share their work.
*Considering the needs of children with physical or learning difficulties and taking the necessary steps (by enlisting extra help, adapting equipment or differentiating tasks) to ensure they have equal access to the curriculum.
*Recognising the dangers of stereotyping. For example, expecting dynamic work from boys in gymnastics and neat and controlled work from girls. *Recognising the need to extend more able pupils and, if necessary encouraging them to attend local sports clubs.
We take part in a wide range of local sporting activities with various clusters and children partcularly enjoy the work we do with the local secondary feeder school: Dowdales. Children are given various opportunities to take part in events including: netball, gymnastics, football, hockey and cricket. Here children can enhance competitive sporting skills and develop confidence in an encouraged environment and atmosphere.
We also take part in a range of national sport incentives, local festivals and show casing events:
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is a national incentive to encourage children across the country to walk a mile a day. From September 2022 we wil begin to do this at ISP. Some classes will take part every other day based on age but we are keen to promote exercise and support the incentive of daily exercise. This scheme has a huge impact across schools in the country and studies have shown that regualr participation increases childrens fitness and contributes to improved concentration and memory in children.
Our wonderful Shark Class enjoyed taking part in U.Dance festival. They worked incredibly hard and performed locally at Forum 28.
Local School Links:
Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children have participated in some PE sessions led by some Year 10 pupils from Dowdales School. The Year 10 leaders planned and organised the sessions, explaining rules and supporting the children as they moved between the fantastic multi skills sessions!
As a school we are proud to offer swimming from EYFS through to the end of KS2. Each class has a term of swimming each academic year which comprises of 10 lessons where children are taught by a qualified swimming instructor and assessed under Swim England expectations. Class teachers and support staff attend lessons and this allows all children regardless of disability or level of skill to access lessons.
Children in Dolphin Class have recently been working hard on their gymnastics skills which has helped them improve their balancing skills and
flexibility. They had so much fun in their gymnastic lessons as you can see from their lovely smiles!
Children in Whale class are currently enjoying developing their handling skills in preperation for summer sports such as cricket. They have also been developing basic skills in running and jumping.
Shark class have been developing skills in apparatus movement, gymnastics and tennis skills ready for summer sports. They have spent time discussing the benefits in developing basic skills on their PE journeys across ISP and the benefits of securing the foundations in good movement, footwork and ball handling.
At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.
Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.