At Armley Park Primary School we aim to provide high-quality physical education that pushes pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports a healthy mind and body. At Armley Park we feel it is vital to provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and sporting spirit.
The National Curriculum for physical education 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
Our PE curriculum is designed to ensure that all children have opportunities to develop their skills in line with the aims of the National Curriculum and move to their next stage of learning with a good level of understanding of how to keep themselves healthy through physical activity.
We have links with external providers who help staff to inspire children to participate and achieve well in a range of different physical activities. This can be through coaches from Leeds Rhinos teaching PE lessons, Leeds United delivered lessons on the links between nutrition and physical health, Cycle North supporting children to learn how to ride bikes and scooters and students from local universities undertaking placements as part of sports qualifications. We are also regular visitors to West Leeds Activity Centre where the children have the opportunity to challenge themselves and go out of their comfort zone through climbing or orienteering.
We hope that all children will have the opportunity to participate in sporting activities throughout the year. This can be internal competitions and activities organised within school, events alongside other schools in Owlcotes MAT, games against other local schools or larger events which may be city wide.
We understand that not all children have a desire to participate in traditional games and activities which are offered in schools such as football and cricket. To help support those children, we are always looking to find different ways to engage them. This can be through non-competitive activities or by trying something they have never done before such as ice-skating or climbing.
Armley Park and Real P.E
At Armley Park Primary School we use the Real PE scheme to help us deliver P.E effectively across school. We opted for this scheme as it fits perfectly with our school values and children in our school were reluctant when it came to school sport. Therefore, by mainly taking away the specific sport aspect and focusing on the key skills, we have engaged and motivated pupils in P.E.
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