Physical Education Curriculum
Each class (except Year 4), take part in a 45 minute session with a specialist coach, who delivers the games aspect of the PE curriculum, to develop competence in all children's skills necessary, to excel in a broad range of physical activities. Children during each PE lesson are given the opportunity to use the skills learnt, in drills and/or a game situation. Each child will also have the opportunity to participate in team games, develop tactics for attacking and defending, understanding different positions needed in a team and the rules of different games.
Dance, Gymnastics & Athletics
With the class teacher and/ or Teaching Assistant, each class is developing dance in the Autumn term, gymnastics in the Spring term and athletics in the Summer term. The teachers use Val Sabin as a guide to plan their lessons but do adapt planning when necessary for their classes, keeping in line with the progression of skills learning objectives necessary for each year group.
Due to COVID- 19, each teacher is aware that their class did not take part in the athletics curriculum from the previous year, therefore teachers during the summer term will catch up learning through warm ups and skill based activities, whilst developing the current years athletics objectives.
Each week, Year 4 attend swimming lessons for 1 hour each Friday morning, throughout the year. The swimming lessons are taught by qualified swimming instructors, assisted by two Teaching Assistants from our school. By the end of the year, each child should be able to swim competently and confidently for at least 25m, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
Events during the Autumn Term
Due to COVID- 19, we needed to make changes to how we hold intra-school and inter- school competitions. This term, we are encouraging children to compete via personal best scores and skill based activities. Therefore, we can put these scores into a leader board to compare against each other in school and to send off to compare with other Manchester Primary Schools.
The events offered:
- Football skills
- Challenge 1: Figure of Eight-Two cones 4m apart. How many times can they do it in 1 minute?
- Challenge 2: 60 Seconds of Passing- 2 players stand 5m apart. How many passes can they successfully complete within 1 minute?
- Challenge 3: Shooting Accuracy- Five balls and three cones set up 15 feet from the goal and two cones 2m away inside the goal post. Dribble in and out of the cones and then shoot towards the goal to score. If they shoot in between the cones that is one point but if they shoot in the corners then they receive three points.
- Challenge 4:Dribble Relay- Six cones set in a straight line with 2 foot gap in between each cone. Two players start at the same end of the relay race. Player 1 will start with the ball at the start line and will dribble in and out of the cones back to Player 2, who then does the same. The team have two minutes to see how many dribbles they can possibly do.
- Basketball skills
- Challenge 1: High Pace Lay- up- Two cones set up 5m away from the basket on the left and the right side. Each child can start from any side, dribble towards the basket and lay up. They need to catch their own rebound and go back to the opposite side and continue. One point for each basket. 5 attempts from each side.
- Challenge 2: Ball Mastery- Three thirty second tasks, 1st movement is to move the ball around 1 leg for 30 seconds. The second movement is to pass the ball around your waist continuously for 30 seconds. The third movement is to pass the ball in and out of both legs making a figure of eight pattern for 30 seconds. If the ball is dropped the score must go back to zero for that movement.
- Challenge 3: Dribble Slamlom- Set up six cones in a straight line with a half metre gap in between each cone. The player has one minute to dribble in and out of the cones. Two points are awarded for each player who gets through a set of six cones.
- Challenge 4: Partner Pass- Two players using 1 ball need to be approx. 4m apart to bounce pass and chest pass to each other. How many passes can they complete in 90 seconds? Each time the ball is dropped, 1 point is to be deducted from the score.
- Challenge 1: Space Shuttle (10m shuttle run)- Two cones need to be 10m apart, the children have 30 seconds, how many shuttle runs can they complete? Each shuttle run has to include reaching both ends. 5 points per shuttle run.
- Challenge 2: Balance- Mark a line, place one foot on the line and lift the other leg when the stopwatch begins. Stop the stopwatch when students move their standing foot off the line or lifted leg touches the ground. KS1 should aim for 30 seconds, whilst KS2 should aim for 60 seconds. Points: KS1- will get a point for each second they balance for e.g. 12 seconds- 12 points. KS2- 1 point for each 2 seconds e.g. 12 seconds- 6 points, 13 seconds round down to 6 points.
- Challenge 3: Bop it- Mark four lines, 5 metres apart. From the start to the first line hop, from the first line to the second line skip and from the second to the third jump. The children should repeat the hop, skip and jump on the way back. They have 45 seconds to complete the task, how many times can they complete the Bop it challenge?
- Challenge 4: Hoopla- Start line, 5 hoops and 5 beanbags needed. The child needs to stand on the start line, 2 hoops need to be 2m away, 2 hoops need to be 3 m away and 1 hoop needs to be 5m away. Each child needs to underarm throw the bean bag into the target hoops. If they reach the 2m hoops they get one point, if they reach the 3m hoops the receive 3 points and if they reach the 5m hoop they receive 5 points.
Competition is not just about winning it is about developing the skills to compete. We will be giving out badges to children, who demonstrate determination, self belief, teamwork, honesty, passion and respect as well as a certificate to those who take part.
Lunch Time Activities
At break and lunchtimes, children are timetabled to a game zone. Children have the opportunity to take part in different games, including netball, rounders, basketball, tennis, and non specific games to help them have an active lunchtime. Children play football in our 5 a side MUGA which is enjoyed by different classes on different days.
Break Time Activities
At break time, each class has a box of equipment, which is wiped down each day, for the children to practise their skills, increase their physical activity and develop social and cognitive skills. Children also complete a mile long walk/run per day around our Millennium Track.
Walk to School
Each day, we ask every child how they travel into school each morning, because our aim is to make the children more active. If a child walks each day for a month to school, they earn a Walk to School Badge. As we understand that it is difficult for some families to walk to school in the morning, we offer the opportunity in school to earn the badge. Therefore, if the child completes their daily mile, we log it as if they have walked to school that day. If they walk around the Millennium Track each day for a month they will earn their badge.