AIMS AND ETHOS OF PE AT LAKE VIEW
The Ethos of P.E. in the school
We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being. This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise.
In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children’s specific individual needs. Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity.
We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium.
We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum. We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs etc, and the provision of extracurricular activities organised by the school is a positive experience and that the recognition and celebration of children’s achievements outside school promote an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.
In our commitment to our policy statement, we have identified the following aims to be met through teaching and curriculum organisation:
We aim for our P.E. lessons to include challenges for all pupils, which involve developing:
We see the above as important for developing and maintaining high standards of P.E. and school sport at Lake View.
KS2 have got a new trim trail in their playground to encourage more active challenge at playtime. Other classes are able to use the trail too.
If your child participates in any sports activities outside of school can you please send in photographs or achievements so we can publish them on our website. We love to celebrate these achievements.
To support the teaching of PE at Lake View, we use IPEPlanner. This was purchased using our Sports Premium Funding. It allows teachers to plan a set of lessons for the academic year that covers all curriculum objectives. Teachers have resources which are easily accessible to support their teaching. During the lessons the teachers can add photographic evidence to support assessment. At the end of the lesson, teacher's can add assessments that are accurate for each child. Since we purchased IPEPlanner, there has been an improvement in teaching. Our next area to develop is the assessment aspect of the program.
Recently, Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Sherwood Pines where they represented Lake View admirably. The 'Jingle Jog' event was a fun run in Santa Hats and the children really enjoyed the run, whilst keeping fit at the same time! Here are a selection of photos from that day: