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 & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & 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. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs – in light of the current pandemic, some of these clubs are aiming to resume from the Spring Term.
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 the Autumn/Spring/Summer Term. We have also recently launched the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day and “IMoves”.