Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Physical Education

At Holy Trinity we believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Holy Trinity, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and activities
• lead healthy, active lives
PE at Holy Trinity Primary 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. The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs. In addition, during KS2 children will participate in an intensive two-week swimming course; one hour every day for ten days.  This can be repeated, if necessary, later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. There are both competitive and inclusive opportunities which endeavour to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Each year a small group of Year 5 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.

Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example archery, outdoor and adventure, boxing and skipping, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
All classes take part in the "Daily Mile” every day to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
The children complete each key stage with a high proficiency in each aspect of PE. Children are aware of the link between physical activity and good mental health and understand its significance as part of a healthy lifestyle. The school achieves well in a number of sporting activities and achieved the Gold Sports Mark in 2021  in recognition of its PE provision and children’s access to competitive sports, which the school has maintained. 
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