Each child participates in two hours of PE per week. This covers the learning objectives set out in the curriculum. The staff are all following the P.E. overview designed to link in with the school games competition allowing opportunities for children to represent the school, with lots of new equipment bought from the budget to supplement to lessons. Throughout their time at Carfield children will cover strands of gymnastics, dance, games, athletics, Outdoor adventurous activities and swimming. Children attend swimming in Y4, those who do not achieve the curriculum standard go again in Y5 using money from the sports premium budget. We also allow children to have 30 active minutes during the day by participating in the mile run, active breaks, brain breaks, funky fingers, dance as well as learning time’s tables and spellings in an active way.
All children will work with a specialist coach this year at some point, this will also provide CDP for staff. Many of the children will work with a dance coach to perform dance that links to their topic. As a school we are building on intra and inter school competition, as well as local competitive games, ensuring as many children get the chance to represent Carfield in different sports. Last year for the first time we achieved the Gold sports mark for both KS1 and KS2.
Children are giving the opportunity to rehearse and learn skills that build up to playing the sport they are learning. We provide opportunities in P.E. lessons, lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. This was acknowledged on two occasions last year winning an award at the Points Network game for having the right ethos and taking part and at the Sheffield Sports awards for our participation in Schools games competitions and festivals.