Physical Education at Lawford
At Lawford, Physical Education aims to create a culture that inspires an active generation to develop a lifelong love for physical activity, encourage each other and achieve. We intend to provide children with a variety of sporting opportunities both inside and outside of school, where physical skill, alongside emotional and mental wellbeing are held as a top priority.
Using Rising Stars as a guide, teachers plan lessons that ensure children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Coaches are also utilised for teachers’ continuous professional development, so we, as staff, can deliver high quality physical education sessions supported by good subject knowledge.
Children take part in games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Children also take part in an ‘active 10 minutes’ on the days in which they do not have a PE session. This ensures all children are provided with 2 and a half hours of timetabled physical activity per week, thereby supporting their physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer range of before and after school clubs and provide many opportunities for children to compete against other schools. Furthermore, each child throughout the school year is given the opportunity to take part in an intra-school competition, allowing them to ‘encourage each other and achieve’; as stated in our intent.
Lawford also have selected a sports crew. These children are a mixture of year five and six, and take part in training with the school’s PE lead. In this training, they are taught how to set up activities for younger children, suggest ideas for PE in school and support the staff with KS1 sports day. This encompasses our school vision, where children strive to be ambitious for themselves and for others, and nurture all.
Our Skills and Knowledge Grids: