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Our aim:

At St Michael’s we aim to create enthusiastic, resilient and supportive young athletes who hold high regard for sportsmanship and commitment. Children are given a variety of opportunities to grow and flourish while developing a range sporting techniques.

‘The National Curriculum 2014’, outlines that all children:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.

  • Lead healthy, active lives.

     

Our curriculum outcome:

Physical Education is something we believe to be vital in ensuring a child is equipped with a range of life skills to allow for a holistic education. During this time, children develop awareness for the importance of ‘healthy mind, healthy body’. Regardless of any child’s sporting background, we aim to ensure they have fun and physically challenging lessons in a safe, stimulating environment, to encourage opportunities for trial and improvement.

Throughout the year children will progressively develop skills, building on from the previous year. Children in EYFS and KS1 will focus mainly on developing their fundamental skills and basic movements with application in a range of different activities. Children will enjoy gymnastics, dance and games lessons. They will participate in team sports where they will begin to develop an understanding of tactics and attacking and defending principles. Children will be fortunate to have a selection of these lessons delivered by specialist sports coaches. Reception and Year 2 children also participate in Forest School each week where they are introduced to outdoor and adventurous activities in preparation for KS2.

As children move into KS2, they continue to master the skills taught in KS1 with further application in a range of sporting activities. The element of competition is introduced into modified, competitive games such as rugby, football, netball, hockey, rounders, cricket and basketball in where they prepare to represent school in different sporting events. Children in years 5 and 6, receive 6 weeks of swimming lessons to ensure they are able to swim the required 25 meters. All children in KS2 are provided with opportunity to attend a residential trip. They are able to work as both part of a team and independently on outdoor and adventurous activities.

There are several additional skills children continue to work on including communication, team work, resilience, leadership, respect along with many others. These skills are something we as St Michael’s promote as life-long values, that we as Christians aim to live out each day.

 

Extra curricular:

Children in our school have access to two hours of curriculum P.E. each week with opportunities to attend a range of different after school clubs. Clubs are delivered by both school staff and external coaches to ensure children are provided with fun and engaging clubs whilst given to support to further develop their abilities.

The following list is a brief overview of some of the clubs offered to children for them to attend:

  • Netball

  • Football

  • Rugby

  • Multi-sports

  • Gymnastics

  • Dance

  • Rounders

  • Table tennis

 

Partner School:

This year, St Michael’s is lucky to become a partner school with the Widnes Vikings. This is a rare opportunity and we are delighted to be one of 5 schools in Halton. We have paired up and are working closely together to improve not only P.E. in our school but a range of curriculum subjects. The players have agreed to also take part in our reading challenge and may also come and visit us in school. Each week, a coach will be working with a range of different classes to deliver high quality lessons that our children thoroughly enjoy. We also have the chance to attend games played by the Vikings where the children will be given special jobs.

External providers:

We work with specialist companies and individuals to ensure high quality P.E. including;

  • Progressive Sports

  • Mrs Popova (Welsh gymnastic coach)

  • Widnes Vikings

  • FA

  • Widnes Cricket Coaches

  • John Moores University Exercise Science department

 

Daily Mile

At St Michael’s all KS2 children participate in a daily mile to increase levels of physical activity. This starts of each day in school and is a daily reminder of the importance of keeping healthy, whilst also preparing our minds and body for the day ahead.

 

 

LONG TERM PLAN

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 1

Year 1

Fundamental Skills

(T&C)

Fundamental Skills

(A&Co)

Team Games

Territory

(SA&HECo)

Fundamental Skills (Running)

Fundamental Skills (Application)

Fundamental Skills

(Application)

Dance

Gymnastics

(J&B)

Gymnastics

(J&B)

Gymnastics

(J&B)

Dance

Sports Day Preparation

Year 2

Fundamental Skills

(T&Ca)

Fundamental Skills

(A&Co)

Forest School

OOA

Forest School

OOA

Forest School

OOA

Fundamental Skills (Application)

Forest School

OOA

Forest School

OOA

Gymnastics

(J&B)

Gymnastics

(J&B)

Dance

Forest School

OOA

Year 3

Rugby/Football

(A&D)

Rugby/Football

(A&D)

Rugby

(A&D)

Cricket and Rounders

(A&D)

Athletics

Rounder’s/Tennis

Dance

Gymnastics

(F&B)

Gymnastics

(F&B)

Gymnastics

(F,B,&C)

Dance

Athletics

Sports Day Preparation

Year 4

Rugby/Football

(A&D)

Rugby/Football

(A&D)

OAA

(Crosby Hall)

Gymnastics

Athletics

Rounder’s/Tennis

Dance

Gymnastics

(Mrs P)

Rugby

(A&D)

Hockey/Netball

(A&D)

Rounder’s/Tennis

Athletics

Sports Day Preparation

Year 5

Football/Rugby

(A&D)

Gymnastics

(Mrs P)

Football/Rugby

(A&D)

Hockey/Netball

(A&D)

Athletics

Cricket and Rounder’s

Dance

OAA

(PGL)

Swimming

Gymnastics

Cricket and Rounder’s

Athletics

Sports Day Preparation

Year 6

Footballl/Rugby

(A&D)

Hockey/Netball

(A&D)

Hockey/Basketball

(A&D)

 

Athletics

OAA

Swimming (SC)

Gymnastics (CH)

Gymnastics (SC)

Swimming (CH)

Gymnastics

(F, S, C &B)

Dance

Cricket and Rounder’s

Cricket and Rounder’s

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