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At Front Lawn Primary Academy we offer the following Sports:

 

* Football (League)

* Netball (League)

* Rounders (Friendly)

* Dodgeball (Friendly)

* Athletics and Cross Country (TKAT Games)

* Swimming (Part of PE curriculum)

* Tennis (Part of PE curriculum)

* Dance (Rock challenge and TKAT Games)

 

We also participate against local schools at various stages throughout the year in minor sports such as Boccia, Bowls, Orienteering, Mini Olympics, Badminton, Tennis and multi sports. The major sporting highlight of the year is our annual participation in the TKAT Games where our elite athletes and dancers have a chance to shine against other children from TKAT schools.

 

We cater for children with SEND and enter into mini festivals so that all our children are able to participate in a competitive yet fun environment.

 

Friendly, yet competitive inter house competitions are played throughout the year in various sporting codes. This culminates with Sports Day where the children compete in track events against children of a similar ability. Points from these events contribute to the overall winning house trophy. Our houses are OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE, DURHAM and WARWICK.

 

We are extremely proud of our sports teams and other schools routinely compliment us on our behavior, sportsmanship and dress code. 

POLICY FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

 

  1.  What is Physical Education?

  Physical Education is the process of introducing and educating children through physical

  movement in a variety of environments.

 

2. Aims

2.1 Aims in Teaching Physical Education

Our aim in teaching Physical Education is that all pupils will be able to do the following:

  • Participate in a challenging, fun and safe environment for P.E. lessons.
  • Understand that Physical Education can be invaluable in the child's preparation for life.
  • Participate in all types of game situations.
  • Understanding that all physical activities have rules that have to be adhered to.
  • Understand the importance of working together to achieve a result.
  • Develop an enthusiasm for the subject.

 

3. Links to FLPA Overall Aims

The teaching of P.E. links with the FLPA moral compass points; Respect, Achieve, Impress and Enjoy should be reinforced in the PE and Games programme.

 

Our commitment to extra-curricular activities fully supports the school’s aims to offer children a broad, colourful education.

 

4. The Place of Physical Education in the Curriculum

 

4.1 Why Physical Education is taught?

 

Physical Education is important for the following reasons:

  • To amplify the children’s physical and cognitive development, competence and to appreciate fitness and health.
  • To provide the opportunity to develop the children’s personal, social, spiritual, moral and cultural understanding of the place of Physical Education within school and society.
  • To provide an opportunity for children to learn independently and to plan, perform and evaluate in all areas of study.
  • It is a unique environment where children can express themselves through movement without the added pressure of academia.
  • All abilities are catered for irrespective of the standard.

 

4.2 Links with other Subjects

To participate in Physical Education can enhance pupils' abilities in Language work (e.g. discussion), Mathematics (e.g. number work), Science (e.g. problem solving), Music (e.g. selecting music for dance activities), Design & Technology (e.g. making/designing a game with rules), Art (e.g. design Sports Day covers, masks etc for props in Dance), PHSE (health & hygiene).

 

 

5. Strategies for teaching Physical Education

 

5.1 Organisation of Teaching

Specialist teacher in Y3 – Y6. The Physical Education curriculum is organised into general areas (e.g. games, gym, and dance) for RY – Y6.  However, for Y4-Y6 they will participate in games lessons that are based on versions of the adult games.

 

5.2 Time Allocation

 

YR                        60 minutes per week

Y1                        60 minutes per week

Y2-Y5                  120 minutes per week

Y-6                       90 minutes per week

 

5.3 Teaching Methods

A variety of methods are used in teaching Physical Education (e.g. directed, guided discovery, reciprocal, problem solving and question and answer strategy). At appropriate times the teacher will also use the following:

 

  • Poems, stories
  • Pictures and other visual aids
  • Visits to tournaments and competitions
  • Use of videos
  • Use of IT programmes

 

5.4 Use of ICT

To develop a P.E. Database to record a child's physical development during their time at FLPA. This will be child centred so that the children can enter their own achievements. The children’s use of Chromebooks to enhance their learning in PE, particularly in wet weather lessons will also be encouraged.

 

6. Equal Opportunities

The school's Equal Opportunities Policy is followed in all aspects of teaching this subject.

 

7. Differentiation

 Situations are set to ensure that all activities are accessible to pupils of all abilities within

 the class.

 

8.        Homework

 No homework is set for this subject, but the children are encouraged to practise outside

 school hours. They are also made aware of clubs that they can join outside to enhance

 their level of skill and enjoyment.

 

9.        Methods for Marking, Assessment, Recording and Reporting

 Informal assessment is an ongoing process during every session, as the teacher assess

 pupils' knowledge and understanding and skills from their performance and verbal

 answers to questions.

 

 The teacher gives feedback (mainly positive) to the pupils when appropriate and also

 provides constructive analysis on their performance.

 

 Assessments on pupils' progress are recorded in the teacher's assessment file. Comments

 and grades are written yearly for the Parents' Reports. The school's policy on

 Marking, Assessment, Recording and Reporting are followed.

 

10.    Special Events/Extra-Curricular Activities

 

       In the Lower School, an Inter House Sport's Day is organised.

       There are also external sports clubs that are run during the year.

 

       In the Middle School, Inter-House Competitions are arranged in Football, Netball,

Dodgeball, Athletics, Cross Country and Rounders. Matches against other schools are arranged throughout the year in a variety of sports. National and County Competitions are also arranged for the children if appropriate.

 

11.     Health and Safety Issues

 

       Please refer to the School Health & Safety Policy for requirements concerning all

       Sporting activities.

 

12.     Communications with Parents

 

A fixture list is sent out to all the parents of children who represent the school in any

 sporting activity.  A week before the match, a team list is put on the notice board and the website to confirm all the details relating to that match.  A weekly newsletter is also distributed to parents via school comms.

 

The Head of Sport is readily available to all parents should they like to talk about their child or to ask any other questions or concerns.

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