At St Mary’s we are committed to providing, high quality P.E. lessons throughout the school, in order to improve confidence, enthusiasm and key skills. We want all of the children to grow into active, healthy adults who understand the importance and benefits of exercise, sport and well-being.
Our aims in Key Stage 1
For children beginning in and progressing through foundation and key stage 1, it is vitally important that they are able to enjoy taking part in all areas of Physical Education. Our focus is to work on developing children’s fundamental movement skills allowing them to become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Throughout their development children are slowly introduced to more competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Our aims in Key Stage 2
Our focus for children in Key Stage 2 is to provide high quality, enjoyable, P.E. lessons that continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how best to use them in different ways. The children are taught about the benefits of communicating and collaborating within a team environment, and the importance of sporting positive behaviour and fair play when competing against others. Our children work towards developing an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
The school provides a range of P.E. related clubs that we encourage the children to take part in. These encourage children to further develop and enrich their skills in a range of activity areas, often beyond the curriculum requirements.
Clubs for 2016/17
School Games competition
As part a representative school of the Hinckley and Bosworth district we are extremely fortunate to be part of an enthusiastic sporting family. The School Games is an all-inclusive programme to allow all school children the opportunity to take part in competitive sport. Pupils from St Mary’s take part in a range of intra-school and inter-school competitions organised in association with the School Games Partnership.
These competitions include; Football, Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, Basketball, Tri-golf, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Tag Rugby and Cross Country.
There are 4 levels of competition within the school games where children have the opportunity to participate or volunteer.
Level 1 – At level 1 schools are encourage to run frequent competitions within the school
to provide opportunities for all students to take part in competitive sport.
Level 2 – At level 2 School Sport and Physical Activity Networks (SSPAN) are responsible for running regular competitions between the schools in their area to give children the chance to represent their school at an inter-school tournament.
Level 3 – For those schools successful at level 2 of the competition they will be invited to the level 3 event. This is an annual large scale competition held within the county to take part in all of the sports under the school games programme to crown the county champions.
Level 4 – Level 4 is a unique opportunity for those elite participants to take part in a national multi-sport event. This is the ultimate level of competition and gives participants the experience of an Olympic Games with opening and closing ceremonies, an athletes village, visits from pro athletes and to perform in front of thousands of spectators. Excitingly this competition comes to our county next as Loughborough University are to host the next event in 2016.