‘Inspire a lifelong positive attitude to fitness, exercise and wellbeing, through enjoyment of an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum’.
PE is lead by Mrs Jones-Brooks
In P.E., we aim to provide a variety of physical activities to allow pupils to acquire, develop and practise both gross motor skills (running, jumping, rolling etc.) and fine motor skills (throwing, targeting etc.). We also aim to contribute to the mental processes of decision making – selecting, refining, judging, shaping, adjusting and adapting. Co-operation, friendship, high moral standards, courtesy, and care and respect for others are valued qualities that are also encouraged in P.E. We strive to provide a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment that will meet the needs of each individual child.
In Key Stage 1, the children will develop fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. The children will engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations. Over the year, the children will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities.
In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement. We will provide the children with plenty of opportunities to allow them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance. Year 6 children will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently.
Through PE we aim to plan and deliver lessons which allow pupils to show spontaneity. They will take part in activities such as dance, games and gymnastics which help them to become more focused, connected and creative. In many lessons you will see children being aware of their own strengths and limitations. Through games children will develop an understanding of fair play and the value of team work and will develop qualities of self-discipline, commitment, perseverance and positive sporting behaviour. During team work activities they will develop a sense of belonging and self-esteem. At Northfield, children of all ages have an opportunity to participate in inter and intra competitions which supports their development of a sense of community identity. We dedicate blocks of learning in and out of the classroom to learn about the history of sport, and where it originates from and we make links with national and global sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. We also explore rituals surrounding sporting activities such as the ‘Haka’ performed by New Zealand rugby players.
As part of our link with Minsthorpe Community College and the School Games Organiser, our year 5 children have taken part in a cross country competition. Here are our 3 fastest girls and boys!
Unfortunately, we were unable to have swimming lessons for year 5s (2020-21) due to COVID restrictions. Therefore we have those children (now year 6) going swimming all year (2021-22).