PE & Sport
PE is extremely important here at Lyminster. This year we are looking forward to attending lots of sporting events organised by the LASP partnership. Mr Jones, from TLA, has put together a timetable of events throughout the year giving the children many opportunities to participate with physical activities. Being part of the local community is extremely important to us here at Lyminster and we enjoy the more competitive element of the events!
We have Mr Amoza as our sport leader and have a fantastic range of games taking place at lunchtimes to interest all of the children. We also have a number of extra-curricular clubs on offer here at Lyminster. Some run by staff which are free to attend and others available from partnerships with local providers. Currently there are opportunities for Netball, Football, Gymnastics and Karate.
Year 6 were extremely lucky and had a visit from Mr Jones during the Autumn term, who very kindly did some sports leader training with them. The children absolutely loved learning new games and understanding how they could be adapted for groups of children – of a similar age or younger. The children are now putting their training into practice to support the younger pupils at break times.
PE Intent Statement
The rights and dignity of our children are at the heart of everything we do, every decision we and they make and every driver for making progress and helping our children to develop as responsible, valued global citizens who want to make a positive contribution to their and our world. At Lyminster Primary School it is our intent that we help children to develop resilience, perseverance, autonomy and focus. Our children learn that they are valued and valuable, they are independent people in their own right and they have the power to do wonderful, amazing things at every stage of every day.
Every one of our children is a unique individual with their own strengths, aptitudes, interests and dreams. As a school community we will endeavour to support each child to make the most of every opportunity we offer. We provide enriching experiences to engage learners and in designing and developing our curriculum we have taken into consideration
• how children learn and remember; progress means knowing more and remembering more
• what our children need to succeed in life; cultural capital they need to make aspirational choices and succeed beyond their time at Lyminster Primary School.
The key drivers for our PE curriculum are:
Ambition and aspiration
Resilience and courage
Autonomy and independence
Perseverance and solution finding
The PE delivery at Lyminster Primary aims to deliver engaging and effective opportunities for children to develop not just their sporting skills and talents but their social skills, teamwork, leadership, confidence and their physical and emotional health. We believe in a no child left out policy of competition where children will engage in several in-school competitions each year and not rely on being picked as one of the lucky few. We will offer a range of sports and games not just in the directed curriculum time but across after school provision as well to ensure that there as many opportunities for children to engage in sport as possible.
In ensuring high quality PE lessons, delivered by teachers and outside coaches where appropriate, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the year groups. PE at Lyminster Primary provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports are available each day with a coach and children can attend before and after school sport clubs throughout the week.
The school also takes part in external competitions with other schools across a wide range of sports.
Each year Sports Leaders are selected; these are year 6 pupils who develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time play, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities. Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
Children take part in weekly swimming lessons which are currently aimed at Y3 and Y4 to ensure as many children meet the expected swimming targets as possible. We have invested heavily in active play equipment for lunchtimes break times and provision before and after school, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 30 minutes a day in school.
PE Impact Statement
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills to develop a love for sport as well improving their physical and emotional well-being. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired as a result of the PE opportunities that we deliver.