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PE and Sport

Physical Education at Cloverlea

Intent

At Cloverlea, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that facilitates pupils to enjoy and experience a range of activities that develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. We offer a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires pupils to succeed and excel in physical education and school sport. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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

 

Implementation

Children receive a minimum of 2 hours curriculum PE per week and are taught by both teaching staff and sports coaches. The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting tournaments with other schools in the area and after school clubs. Play leaders supervise sports activities at lunchtime, including: football, hockey, basketball and netball. Our 5 sports leaders work with Mrs Rickels to gather pupil voice and plan an engaging and inclusive offer. We aim to ensure that the children participate in active lessons outside of their regular PE lessons, which involves incorporating moments within lessons whereby the children can be active. We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further.

 

EYFS

As part of the EYFS statutory framework pupils are taught:

Physical development - involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

 

Key stage 1

Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils are taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

Key stage 2

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Swimming

In Key Stage 2, pupils attend swimming lessons for 16 weeks. Currently, this takes place in Year 4.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

Impact

Our PE curriculum is high quality, well planned and demonstrates clear progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different physical activity areas. We measure impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

Analysis of standards achieved against the planned outcomes;

Pupil discussions about their learning;

Video analysis of recordings of performances in lessons;

Annual tracking of standards across the curriculum.

 

The impact of our PE curriculum is also measured by the attendance of pupils in our sports clubs and participation in inter/intra school sports competitions. External measures also measure the impact of our PE curriculum. We have gained Platinum School Games Award in recognition of our high quality physical education and school sports provision. 

School Games Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Platinum Award for the 2018/19 and 19/20 academic year - the highest level. We are extremely proud of our pupils, staff, parents and carers for their dedication to all aspects of school sport. Well done everyone.

 

Cloverlea Sports Premium

PE Curriculum

Progression of Skills

Autumn Term Clubs     (running from Monday 9th September - Friday 13th December)

Club

Yr Groups

Day

Time

Location

Yoga

PE & Sports Hub

1-6

Monday

8.00-8.45am

Hall

Girls’ Football

Altrincham FC

1-6

Monday

3.20-4.20pm

Field

Gymnastics

PE & Sports Hub

1-6

Tuesday

8.00 – 8.45am

Hall

Tuesday after school club is Soccerwise for the juniors – please await details.

Dodgeball

Joe Brown

3-6

 

Wednesday

8.00 – 8.45am

Hall

Hockey

Timperley Sports Club

1-6

 

Wednesday

3.20-4.20pm

Infant Playground

Table Tennis

PE & Sports Hub

1-6

Thursday

8.00 – 8.45am

Hall

Cross Country

PE & Sports Hub

3-6

Thursday

12.40-1.10

Field

Basketball

PE & Sports Hub

1-6

Thursday

3.20-4.20pm

Hall/Playground

The Daily Mile
You will probably be aware of recent concerns around physical inactivity and childhood obesity. As they go through primary school, many children put on weight and, across the UK, around 35% of pupils in Year 6 are categorised as overweight or obese. In addition, many 10-year olds lack basic fitness.
As part pf the Daily Mile initiative, every child goes out 2-3 times per week in the fresh air to run or jog at their own pace for 10 minutes. It is not competitive though some will compete and that is fine. Most children will average a mile in the 10 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. The children run in their ordinary school clothes and shoes. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment. And most importantly, the children really enjoy it.
We are implementing The Daily Mile for the children at Cloverlea and will ensure its health and wellbeing benefits are available for everyone. As a school, we are excited about this new initiative and we are looking forward to the benefits it will bring to your children.

 

To find out more about how it all works please visit: www.thedailymile.co.uk. 

Y3 and 4 Complete the Mancunian Mile Challenge

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Y3 and 4 set themselves the target of running 26 miles in March to support the Manchester Marathon runners. We ran 1-2 miles a day and completed the challenge as being much fitter and healthier than when we started. Well done Lower Juniors.

Juggling Master

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Trafford Y4/5 Swimming Gala Feb 19

Man Utd Tournaments at The Cliff Training Facility 18/19

Scootfit - Jan 19

Cross Country Fixtures for 2019/20 season

Manchester Harriers: 21st Sept, 5th Oct, 16th Nov, 18th Jan, 7th March (parents' race), 21st March (relay) 

Sale Harriers: 2rd Nov, 7th Dec, 8th Feb, 7th March. 

Y5/6 Boys Football Team 18/19

Team Cloverlea have begun their season at the Altrincham Schools Boys Football League 2. They look very smart in their brand new kit courtesy of funding from Primary League Stars. Thanks to Mrs Rickels for sourcing funding for the kit and to Mr McConnell for being a super coach. 

Sept 25th

Cloverlea 0 - 1 Navigation

Cloverlea 1 - 1 Broomwood. 

Quick Sticks Hockey Festival October 2018

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