In P.E. we aim to provide enjoyment, stimulation and reward through a variety of activities. Throughout the P.E Curriculum we can enhance children`s fitness and their basic skills, e.g: throwing, catching and running, as well as their communication, co-operation and problem solving skills.
From 2014 all schools were provided with Sport Funding provided by the government. We have utilised this funding by using the services of Sports Plus Scheme (SPS), who are a company with specialist P.E. Coaches. Our Coach, Amy, currently teaches the P.E. Curriculum to Nursery-Year, alongside classroom teachers and specialist P.E. teachers. Amy has also ran dinnertime squad training sessions for up and coming events (Football, Tag Rugby, Cross Country, Rounders, Cricket) to challenge the competing children in these areas, ready for upcoming competitions. Team teaching with SPS has without a doubt increased the knowledge and confidence of teaching PE for classroom teachers now and for the future, which provides a legacy for Physical Education at Villiers.
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
We ensure all children are offered this opportunity with a continuation of Dance, Gym, competitive games, Athletics and Challenge. The curriculum is extended to include new initiatives through Games, such as: Quicksticks, Volleyball, Tennis, Football, Netball, Cricket and Rounders. In years 2, 4 and 6 children also have the opportunity to go on Outdoor and Adventurous Educational trips. Furthermore, all Key Stage 2 children attend a weekly Swimming lesson at the local swimming baths and strive to swim at least 25 metres before they leave year 6.
We also provide a wide range of sports based extra-curricular clubs available throughout the year, which allows extra practice for our squads when competing in external competitions. The children also benefit from our vast external links, such as: Mosely Park and specialised teaching. We also provide training for our older children to become Young Leaders and Playground Leaders, which helps improve their confidence, self-discipline and leadership qualities.
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
We strongly believe that all children should be physically active as much as possible in their PE lessons and ensure this is carried out in practice. Children participate in strenuous warm ups and vigorous activities to ensure they are physically energised throughout the lesson. This is also maintained during after school and dinner time clubs.
Engage in competitive sports and activities
We hold several inter school based competitions throughout the year, such as: a Mini-Pentathlon for Nursery and Reception, Multi Skills for Years 1-2, Sports Hall Athletics for Year 5, football for Year 3 and 4 and Rounders/Cricket for Years 5 and 6. All KS2 children also participate in an Inter-house Cross Country event and the whole school also come together during National Sports Week to complete a whole school dance on the field. Our competition results will be posted on our website to keep everyone updated.
Lead healthy and active life styles
Between September 2014 to present our SPS Coach has led after school clubs based Change 4 Life and increasing physical activity, which overtime has developed children`s gross motor skills from year 2-6. Change 4 Life has been offered to specific children who have been “exclusive members”, along with other children who wished to participate voluntarily. This club has taught children the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, not just for the present but for the future. Our members enjoy the activities they take part in and their teachers have seen an improvement in their academic lessons since joining.