PE at Pendle
Subject Leader: Debbie Mercer
Our aim at Pendle is to encourage and develop the physical literacy of all young children.
Our objective is to develop their motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
PE is taught following the Lancashire PE scheme of work, this focuses on steps of progression within different aspects of PE to develop both skill and understanding. In the foundation stage children begin to develop fundamental movements and skills which help them to access the curriculum as they engage in many challenging activities throughout school. During the winter months, when it can be more difficult to do PE outside, our KS2 classes visit Roefield Leisure centre to enable them to enjoy active PE lessons in a larger sports hall. We use our school grounds to provide opportunities to enhance PE lessons but also to be physically active throughout the day. We have recently installed a wide range of equipment to encourage more physical activity at playtimes as well as within PE lessons, these include a Tyre Park, Trim-trail and a selection of outdoor gym equipment. In addition to this, we are fortunate enough to have some excellent community links that provide children with a wide range of sporting facilities, such as access to tennis courts, artificial all weather multi-sport spaces and a cricket field that can be used for various lessons and school events.
PE and participation in sport is enhanced by having a number of visitors into school, including visits from international athletes from a wide range of sports spanning from World Cup winning cricketers to World Champion skaters. We aim to inspire our children that they too can succeed within sport, whether that be participating at inter-school level or whether that is becoming a world champion within their chosen sport.
We provide children with a range of extra-curricular sports clubs throughout the year e.g. football, netball ,tag rubgy, dance and cricket. These offer a wide variety of physical activities as we try to engage as many of our children as possible in being physically active.
At Pendle we have hosted celebration events to acknowledge significant sporting tournaments, such as our ‘World Cup Week’ where we organised an entire week themed around the football World Cup. We also provide and contribute towards a number of outdoor adventure activities for the children including a residential trip to Shropshire in year 6 and visiting local facilities such as Waddow Hall with other year groups.