At More Park Catholic Primary School we aim to foster the skills necessary to develop the mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing of the children. Physical fitness and wellbeing are key to good academic development and encouraging a healthy mental and physical lifestyle teaches children to have self-discipline, to work hard, to show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved. Our intent is to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future by delivering high-quality teaching and varied learning opportunities that inspire all children to try and experience a range of activities and embed life-long values.
Weekly high-quality PE lessons for KS1 and KS2, supported by both class teachers and sports professionals, are implemented before, during and after school hours in order to maximise the opportunities for children throughout the week. Our curriculum aims to improve all facets of the children’s lives by underpinning the values and disciplines PE promotes alongside the high-level gospel values always present within the school.
At More Park we aim to offer a range of age and stage appropriate opportunities to maximise the potential to develop the physical literacy of all pupils. Physical literacy describes the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that prepares children for lifelong participation.
Currently all children from Year R to 6 have 2 sessions of PE a week which gives a total of 2 hours per week, which allows for a broad range of activities both indoors and on our extensive playing field. We have specialist sports teachers from PASS that visit the school for the whole day every Friday to run classes with both KS1 and KS2 year groups. PASS are a dedicated school sports provision that offer high quality PE lessons and staff PE training. The planning that they have developed, which both PASS leaders and class teachers implement, exceeds the expected level of the national PE standards. Through a detailed skills audit for each unit, we are able to track and monitor a child's individual physical education throughout their time at More Park and by utilising the PASS leaders we are also able to advance the class teachers skills and understanding of PE through training and team teaching.
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We strive to ensure that all children will make good progress from their own personal starting points, being constantly assessed during the sessions by teachers and professional coaches and challenged to improve and develop aspects of the PE being taught, to their full potential. Children will know how to use a range of techniques confidently and consistently such as: throwing, catching, striking and fielding, in order to participate in a variety of games. They will be able to use space and movement to prevent the opposition from gaining control of a game, working both individually and as part of a team. They will know the correct sporting vocabulary depending on the activity and use it in order to communicate effectively. They will be able to demonstrate the skills required to perform their dance or gymnastics routine.
Several school sports clubs run throughout the Academic year. PASS run before and after school clubs on a Friday which tie directly into upcoming tournaments, to allow children to experience and practice a sport before participating. These clubs are free to all students. Demon Kickboxing offer a high quality, alternative after school club twice a week and cover all years. Rondos football skills academy is an outstanding football coaching company that train both a KS2 girls squad and a KS2 boys squad, each week over two days after school. Girls, boys and mixed football teams take part in local matches, leagues and tournaments and many other competitive and inclusive events take place throughout the year and involve children from all age groups.