PE and Sport Information
Physical Education and School Sport play an important part in the ethos of our school. Each class have 2 sessions per week dedicated to physical activity within in the curriculum. We offer a variety of activities both in and out of curriculum time with the hope that children can enjoy being active and hopefully will encourage them to foster a love for sport. We strive for when the children leave school they will be physically literate, having the confidence, motivation, skills and knowledge to lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle. We believe that sport and physical education contribute to the holistic development of young people through participation in sport and physical education young people learn more about key values such as team work, fair play, competition and respect for themselves and others.
Key Stage One
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
Key Stage Two
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges - both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Swimming and Water Safety
Salterlee fully supports swimming within the National Curriculum by providing children from Year 2 to Year 6 with a full term of swimming per year. From these sessions children have a great opportunity to meet the three national curriculum outcomes for swimming.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, 93.3 % of the year 6 cohort (14/15) met the national curriculum swimming requirements.
When Class 2 are timetabled to go swimming, the Year 2 pupils in this class will go to their swimming lesson. During this time, Year 1 pupils will have a PE session in school.
Residentials and Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA)
At Salterlee, the children are provided with fantastic opportunities to experience various outdoor adventurous residential trips throughout key stage 2. Children will leave Year 6 having been on four residential trips! This enables pupils to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills. Children will be challenged both individually and within a team, and will be provided with a range of learning opportunities and experiences that simply could not be achieved in the classroom. These can be amongst the most memorable experiences of their school days.
Salterlee’s Sporting Achievements
Celebrating children’s achievements is an essential part of raising the profile and importance of sport. The sporting achievements children have received either in or out of school will be celebrated in the gold book assemblies. If your child has a sporting achievement they would like to share, whether it be a competition win, Man of the Match trophy, badge or certificate, please bring these achievements to school on a Friday where they will be shared in Gold Book Assembly. As well as congratulating your child, your child could hopefully encourage and inspire others to become more active!
In the interest of health and safety appropriate kit should be worn for PE. PE uniforms are available to order from the school office and we advise you write your child’s name in the uniform. Children must come to school in their PE kit on the correct days with long hair tied up and all jewellery removed before the lesson begins. Please send your children in sensible shoes that are comfortable to move in for a broad range of activities. For dance and gymnastics, the children will take off and put on their shoes themselves.