PE at Reedings
At Reedings, we believe that Physical Education develops the pupils’ physical competence, their knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence in a range of physical activities for enjoyment and success.
These include dance, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor activities. Physical Education promotes an understanding in pupils of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. We have had extended discussions with F&B to ensure that the PE curriculum builds on the skills they have gained during Key Stage 1.
These skills are taught each week through one PE lesson of one hour, a 45-minute dance lesson and 3 x 10 minute daily mile sessions.
We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs as well as taking children to a range of partnership competitions throughout the year. Within school, children have opportunities to compete on sports day, during house matches and at the swimming gala in years 5 and 6.
Our PE teacher, Mr Williams has planned progressive units in a wide range of sports for all year groups. As children progress through the school, they gain transferable skills as well as a knowledge of rules and tactics in these sports. By Year 6, they are confidently playing games and are able to apply these skills and tactics as part of a team or individually. To enhance our teaching of dance and fitness, we use the website www.imoves.com. This website provides a wide range of interesting and stimulating resources to inspire the children and enable them to enjoy dance, fitness, Pilates and yoga. This resource also enables teachers to make cross-curricular links such as linking the dance to their History, Geography or Science topics.
The Daily Mile
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. At Reedings, we will be completing the ‘Daily Mile’ 3 times per week as part of our weekly Physical Education.
At Reedings, children will have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons for 30 minutes per week for a whole term. This will happen in all year groups, which will hopefully result in most children being able to complete the required 25 metres unaided by the time they leave Year 6. We also provide opportunities for non-swimmers in years 5 and 6 to undertake additional lessons if they still cannot swim the required 25 metres confidently.