Physical Education (PE) is a subject which is taught and studied throughout the school. PE enables children to develop their understanding of the importance of exercise in order to keep fit and healthy, encourages them to lead active lives and works to develop their confidence in their own physical ability. It develops children’s ability to work as members of a team whilst also embedding values such as respect and treating people fairly. In addition it also provides children with opportunities to take part in competitive activities as well as succeed and excel at different sports. We cover all areas of sport, such as games, dance, gymnastics and athletics, across the year at Trinity Road Primary School and in Year 4 children also swim. We also take part in competitions with other local schools and hold half termly inter-class competitions. The details of the Physical Education learning that will take place over the course of this academic year are listed below.
|Years 1 and 2||During the Autumn Term the children will be taught how to develop and build their stamina when Running which leads to selected children taking part in a local Cross Country competition. Their Football skills are developed by activities requiring them to control a ball with their feet and dribbling by bouncing is used to develop some of the skills for Basketball, along with throwing and catching. Through Dance lessons children learn how to put a simple dance routine together by creating a sequence of movement after listening to the beat and rhythm of a piece of music. During the Spring Term, the children will learn the skills needed to take part in a game of Tag Rugby, such as passing the ball correctly and attacking and defending. They will develop their balance and coordination through different Gymnastic activities and through Dance will continue to develop their performance skills and their ability to create a sequence of movements, whilst building on learning from the previous term. In the Summer Term the children will be learn the attacking and defending skills needed for 3Ts Cricket whilst developing their ability to work as a team; selected children will also take part in a 3Ts cricket tournament with other local schools. Through Tennis lessons they will learn how to hold a racket and control the ball with a return after it is thrown to them. The children will continue to develop their coordination, throwing and agility skills through different activities in Athletics, which is taught across the whole of the summer term.|
|Years 3 and 4||Across the whole year in PE children will evaluate their own and others performance in a supportive manner. They will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. During the Autumn Term, the children in Lower Key Stage Two will build on the skills learnt in KS1 for attacking and defending by playing competitive invasion games such as Football and Tag Rugby. They will learn the rules for these games and the specific technical skills needed, for example ball control and passing. Through Gymnastics children will continue to develop their control and balance whilst also working on their flexibility and building their strength. They will also continue to build on the skills they have already learnt for performing and sequencing movements through Dance. Children in Year 4 will also take part in Swimming lessons where they will be taught to swim a range of different strokes efficiently and also to swim competently and confidently over a distance of 25 metres. In the Spring Term Year 4, and some of Year 3, will continue to attend Swimming lessons to develop confidence and proficiency in this area. Hockey is taught to build on prior learning and continue developing skills in attacking and defending games as well as enabling children to use the running skills they have learnt. Gymnastics continues to be taught to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Dance also continues to be taught to enhance and develop performance techniques and the sequencing of movements. In the Summer Term, the children will continue to attend Swimming lessons. Through Rounders, in the first half of the term, and Cricket, in the second half, the children will continue to play competitive games in order to apply, develop and consolidate the range & consistency of skills which have previously been taught. Athletics will be taught across the term to continue the development of flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.|
|Years 5 and 6||Across the whole year in PE children will evaluate their own and others performance in a supportive manner. They will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. In the Autumn Term, the children in Upper Key Stage Two will play Tag Rugby and Basketball to consolidate the skills taught in previous years for attacking and defending when playing invasion games. Through Gymnastics they will continue to build on and develop their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. In Dance they will create their own sequences of movements and put these together to form a performance dance. During the Spring Term the invasion games Netball and Hockey will be taught to continue to consolidate the skills taught in previous years for attacking and defending. Children will also continue to develop their sense of respect for their team mates and the opposition in the games they play. The skills in Dance and Gymnastics will continue to be consolidated throughout the Spring Term. At the beginning of the Summer Term Year 5 will take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team when they go on their residential visit to Finborough. Year 6 will also take part in these types of activities when they attend an enrichment day later in the Summer Term. In the first half of the term the children will play Rounders to continue to apply, develop and consolidate the range & consistency of skills which have previously been taught. They will use running, jumping, throwing and catching during Athletics, which is taught in the second half of the term, as well as continuing to develop their flexibility, strength, technique and control.|
Here are some photographs of learning taking place within PE across the school.