Subject Leader: Jodie Wrench
Physical Education: Intent
The Physical Education curriculum at Orston Primary School develops children’s confidence in their own physical abilities. It enhances children’s understanding of health and fitness and provides opportunity to develop character and values through physical activity and competitive sport.
Our overarching aims are to:
- Develop confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.
- Encourage an enjoyment of being physically active on a regular basis.
- Experience competitive activity at a level appropriate for the individual.
- Contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Physical Education: Implementation
The PE curriculum at Orston is delivered primarily by class teachers and supported by specialist coaches for select elements. In the 2018/19 academic year specialist coaches supported Lacrosse (Year 6), Boxercise (Year 5), (Y4) and Tennis (Year 3 & 2). Year 1 children have six weeks of ice-skating at The National Ice Arena in Nottingham. Each year group also had a half-term of dance lessons from a specialist dance teacher.
To encourage children to lead an active lifestyle opportunities are provided through PE lessons and during the school week for children to be physically active. These can include:
- Curriculum PE
- Football & Lacrosse Club
- Inter-school sports festival and competitions
- Funky Fridays
- Gardening (Years 3 - 6)
- Forest School (Foundation, Year 1 & 2)
In October 2019 the whole school took part in our first Autumn hike. The idea is to encourage physical activity for wellbeing, getting children to experience different types of physical exercise and, as we are planning on having three hikes during the year, observing the countryside in different seasons.
Physical Education: Impact