At Longlands Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential, as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect, as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.
Throughout their time at Longlands, the children are able to develop the skills that they are taught in Gymnastics, dance, invasion games, athletics, striking and fielding. They have the opportunity to engage in fun and purposeful PE lessons, where they are able to develop and apply the skills that they have learnt.
Children at Longlands are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of different sports within and outside of lessons. They are able to showcase the skills that they have learnt and apply these to competitive games. They are encouraged to play as part of a team and to adopt a sense of fairness during games. Children at Longlands also adopt a growth mindset approach to new skills and sports, which allows them to demonstrate a great sense of determination.
Our learners are taught about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In KS1, children are taught what their body needs to keep healthy and they are encouraged to talk about what their body feels like before and after exercise. By KS2, children are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and can begin to notice the improvements in their own fitness. As a school, we focus on ‘The Daily Mile’ and children are encouraged (on non-PE days) to run up to a mile. This gives the children the opportunity to set their own fitness targets in order to increase their fitness levels.
We are also extremely proud that our children take part in a variety of sporting competitions within the borough and they demonstrate a great sense of pride, when they are able to represent the school. These competitions allow a lot of children their first experience of playing a sport in a competitive environment and it allows the children to discover new passions within sport. All children at Longlands are given the opportunity to take part in competitions within their PE lessons. They are also able to take part in our school sports day and represent their school houses in different athletic activities; this enables all children the opportunity to showcase and apply the skills they have learnt.