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 education as part of the curriculum, with the hope that children can enjoy being active and hopefully encouraging them to foster a love for sport. 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 as they strive to achieve their personal best.
Competition- School Games
Salterlee is registered with ‘School Games’. School Games aims to provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. The School Games events consist of four unique types of sporting competition.
Level 1 – Intra school competition: A competition will take place once every half term where the children compete in their allocated houses wearing their house t-shirts; Dale (green), Fell (red) and Beck (blue).
Level 2- Local Inter school competitions: At this stage individuals and teams will be selected to represent Salterlee and compete against other local schools.
Level 3- County finals.
Level 4 - The School Games National Finals.
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
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 current 2018/2019 academic year,
94 % of the year 6 cohort met the national curriculum swimming requirements.
11/11 children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters.
10/11 children can use a range of stoke effectively.
10/11 children perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
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.
PE Yearly Timetable 2019/20 - Click here
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, player 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!
As a school we want every child to experience the benefits that taking part in Physical Activity brings and therefore we deliver a variety of physical activities outside of the timetabled curriculum PE. This includes the mile run, active playtimes, clubs, active interventions and physically active routines in lessons such as ‘Wake up Shake up’. This is to ensure children are accessing valuable active minutes to help try achieve the government’s physical activity guidelines which aim for all children aged 5-18 to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with schools being responsible for delivering 30 of these active minutes.
We strive for children to be physically literate when they leave school and have the confidence, motivation, skills and knowledge to lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
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