At Parsloes Primary School we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect, which link to our school values.
At Parsloes Primary School, PE provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure. The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, with aid and direction of a specialist PE coach. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunchtime sports clubs are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs.
Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during one term in the year. We have also recently launched the “Daily Mile” and “IMoves” to ensure the pupils are as active as they can be during their time at school.
Language Acquisition – Vocabulary relating Physical Education is identified and taught progressively across the school. Children are provided with many opportunities to use this new vocabulary in the context of their PE lessons.
Empowering Experiences – Our Physical Education curriculum is designed to expose children to a wide range of sports and sporting activities, as well as being enriched with opportunities for competitive sport outside school. A specialist PE coach supports the delivery of the curriculum across the school.
Active and Hands-On Learning – Children have regular opportunities to engage in physical activities in a variety of different ways, including through the use of IMoves and the Daily Mile in addition to timetabled PE lessons.
Relevance to our Diverse Community – Children experience physical activity from a range of diverse backgrounds, including in dance and gymnastics. Children explore a range of music from various cultures and communities.
New Knowledge and Skills – The Physical Education curriculum is sequenced progressively to ensure prior learning is referred to and built upon. Key skills for each sport are embedded and developed as children progress through the school.
As a school, we participate in the Barking and Dagenham Schools’ Football Association (BDSFA) inter-schools tournament. We are also delighted to have three children selected to participate in the district Under 11s football teams.
You can find out more about our latest fixtures and scores here.
Our after-school clubs also provide further opportunities for children to get active and participate in a range of sports. More information, including the club timetable, can be found here.
PE at Parsloes Primary School
Our curriculum overviews detail the key Physical Education content required for each unit of work. These are shared with children and families at the beginning of each half term to help enhance learning.