What Physical Education looks like at Norfolk CPS
PE develops a child’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Children are motivated to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching by being engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. Children are equipped with the necessary skills and a love for sport which enables children to school happy and healthy. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and many more. We have a curriculum specialist to deliver these PE lessons within school to provide the highest quality curriculum.
Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills which promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. This is a promise that we make to all children at Norfolk. We aim to enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives. We also allow children the opportunity to take part in after school club activities.
Teaching PE in Key Stage 1 and 2:
All pupils from Year 1 to 6 have at least 2 planned physical exercise each week which is taught by Mr Marsh, a full time sports coach.
Children also have the opportunity for physical activity during morning and lunchtime breaks on the school yards. Each class has access to a box full of fun equipment. Staff are on duty to co-ordinate a range of active playground games.
Year 6 have an annual residential trip in which they undertake a series of physical and challenging activities, including: assault course; mid-ropes to high wires; climbing wall; tree climb.
During the summer term Sports Days are held for EYFS and KS1/2 covering traditional sporting activities, however the focus during these events is for all children to participate and have fun.
As Norfolk Community Primary School is supported by the LINKS Schools partnership from EYFS to Year 6 we have the opportunity to participate in variety of ‘Healthy Active Lifestyle’ festivals as well as School Games events held across the city. These introduce a more competitive element into sporting activities.
All our activities are supported by a variety of sports clubs lead by school staff and visiting professionals both at lunchtime and after-school.