Alverstoke Church of England Junior School

Love

Courage

Respect

Physical Education

Intent

At Alverstoke Church of England Junior School, physical education is an important part of our curriculum that enables all children to achieve their personal best. We aim to promote a life-long love and enjoyment of physical activity. We want our pupils to develop the personal qualities of teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, resilience and leadership.

We aim for all pupils to be able to make informed decisions about how to lead healthy and active lives.  Pupils should develop a confident understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Being situated close to the coast, we believe swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to be water confident and understand basic self-rescue. We aim for as many children as possible to achieve a minimum of 25m.

Implementation

Physical Education at Alverstoke Church of England Junior School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.

Children participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week covering two different sports/skills per term. We encourage our children to be competitive. This may be in a direct completion with another team or person or competing with themselves to achieve their personal best. We celebrate personal best achievements in the lessons. Children participate in a variety of competitive sports by attending sport festivals within the cluster. These events encourage physical development, mental well-being, develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Swimming

The pool, when we are able, is open for the duration of the summer term. Each class has 2 sessions of swimming per week. We provide additional sessions for those children who are not confident in the water.

Break and lunch time

During break times, the children have access to a range of play equipment and activity trail. During Covid-19, the bubbles all have their own play boxes stocked with play equipment.

During lunchtimes, play-leaders facilitate activities like hockey, mini golf, rounders, tennis, football, board games, art activities, parachute activities, cricket as well as traditional games like What's the time Mr Wolf.

Team work; House Groups

On entry to the school, children are grouped into their Houses.

Children earn house points for showing the school learning values through PE and sport as well as other subjects, with the House cup being presented weekly to the house earning the most points.

Impact

Our curriculum provides children with 2 hours of fun and engaging physical activity per week and it aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning behaviour and attitudes that quality PE promotes. By the time children leave Alverstoke CE Junior School, they will know the importance of having a healthy body and healthy mind. They will be confident approaching competitions and they will be able to make and meet their own personal goals.

During their time at Alverstoke CE Junior School, we hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life. We want all pupils to leave us understanding the values and importance of resilience, teamwork, respect and being a good sportsperson.