PE at SMAAA
We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. Physical education develops a child’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. We promote a positive attitude towards healthy lifestyles and children to make informed choices throughout their life about physical activity and healthy living.
Pupil Quotes about PE
‘I love getting pumped up so you can move and have lots of energy’ Year 1
‘PE makes me full of joy! I like being Tarzan. I get strong!’ Year 1
‘PE gets the blood pumping to get oxygen and go fast! I like getting healthy and strong.’ Year 2
‘PE is fun, funny and brilliant!’ Year 3
‘I love dodgeball, dance and circuit. It raises your heart rate and makes you healthy!’ Year 4
‘We watch each other and get ideas. We know how to get better, our teacher and our friends tell us how we can improve.’ Year 5
‘I enjoy PE a lot! In dance we learnt how to act like South American gauchos. It was very fun!’ Y6 pupil.
Lots of activities this term include:-
- Bike It
- After school sports club (ran by the Ladies Everton Captain Michelle Hinnigan)
- cross country
- swimming Year 5
- dance (Yr 3)
- circuit training (Yr 2 All Saints leaders)
- Yr 6 dance- (Governor Barbara Tolmie)
- Yr 5 P.E. (All Saints)
- Reception -dance with Miss O’Connell
Funding provided by the Government to support improvements in health and exercise. This funding is also used to improve Professional Development for staff both in and out of the school environment.
In addition to timetabled activities the funding is used to ensure that SMAAA participates in the Knowsley sports events and Continuing Professional Development led by Kirkby High School- Youth Sport Trust.
We are also using the PE funding to introduce a new scheme of work which is directly related to the New Curriculum. It is called REAL PE and will begin in the next school year 2015-2016. It is a scheme based around building on the three core physical skills of agility, balance and co-ordination with clear routes of progression throughout the school. It also focusses highly on the ‘Multi-Abilities’ of creativity, social skills, personal skills, cognitive skills as well as the usual physical, heath and fitness skills. For example, children will be praised and rewarded for their ability to show resilience, to try and try again, their problem solving skills or how they co-operate with and encourage friends. All children will feel challenged at a comfortable level with in each lesson in a range of skills.
P.E. support for staff and pupils
Year 5 and 6 have been swimming every week and I wonder how many children will be able to swim 25 metres before Christmas? Many children have set themselves the challenge of 50 or 100 metres.
CONGRATULATIONS to our fantastic gymnasts!
Our Year 3/4 Gymnastics team secured a supped 5th place out of 12 competing schools at the Key Steps competition on 4th February. Well done to Libbi, Isabella, Paige, Joel and Joseph for displaying their wonderful talents and doing us proud!
Check out the Educate magazine website for more coverage and look for some familiar faces!