PE and Physical Activity at St Andrews-
Physical Education at St Andrews
At St Andrew's we know that Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum. We strongly believe that Physical Education promotes a healthy mind, healthy body and a healthy lifestyle.
We believe that PE can teach the children skills that give a great foundation for later life. Children learn vital skills such as communication, teamwork, honesty, resilience, perseverance, dedication, problem solving, listening, patience and many more.
PE can also teach children the values, which as you know, are at the heart of St Andrew's school. The children learn values such as:
Our aim is for children to lead and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. We want them to enjoy exercise and sport as well as seeing the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Vision Statement: To provide opportunities for our children to engage in Physical Education that promotes a healthy mind, healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. To teach children the fundamental skills and values that they will use and need in later life.
Our PE Curriculum
At St Andrew's part of the PE curriculum is taught using the REAL PE programme.
What is Real PE?
Real PE provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for practitioners to give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE.
It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.
Real PE is a unique, child-centred approach. It transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child in primary school.
It focuses on the fundamental movement skills of a child's physical development:
Real PE develops the whole child, each term there is a multi-ability focus:
* Health and Fitness
What makes real PE unique?
Real PE is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It supports teachers and other deliverers to make small changes that will have a significant impact on their learners. A unique child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child. Develops the key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport and across the curriculum. Inspires teachers to enjoy teaching PE and transforms their confidence to deliver outstanding lessons.
The other part of the curriculum is teaching the children the fundamental skills through games and activities planned by their class teacher according to the children’s needs. Our children are encourage to use a wide variety of objects and equipment of different sizes, textures and shapes. Children are taught these fundamental skills that the children can use and apply in traditional and non-traditional games.
What are Fundamental Movement Skills?
Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are movement patterns that involve different body parts such as the legs, arms, trunk and head, and include such skills as running, hopping, catching, throwing, striking and balancing. They are the foundation movements or precursor patterns to the more specialised, complex skills used in play, games, sports, dance, gymnastics, outdoor education and physical recreation activities.
Our PE values.
At St Andrews, when teaching PE, we also teach the children about the six school games values and promote them within our lessons. On Sports day they are also at the heart of our event. We don’t just celebrate the winners of the races, we also celebrate and reward children who demonstrate these six values throughout the day. The children are given points when showing these values which are then added to their house points. This encourages children that winning is not the most important thing.
The six School Games values – Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork – were developed by young people to recognise how the experience of sport should be incorporated within schools and sports events to reflect the ‘spirit’ of the School Games.
Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working everyday to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!
Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.
You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.
Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat!
Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.
Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.