Subject leader: Miss Arrowsmith
At Northlands, we intend for all children to experience a range of sports, to develop skills within these and to increase their personal fitness through PE lessons. We expect children to build upon previous skills and become proficient in different sports. Our aim is that children access the wide range of additional sports clubs and teams on offer.
We follow the Twinkl scheme of work due to the fact that it is progressive and, by experiencing the same genres of physical activities each year, we can be sure that pupils are developing their skills and building on what they already know. Lessons are supported by our specialist sports coaches from KITs academy and teachers and TAs benefit from their specialist skills. Pupils typically cover gymnastics, dance, circuit training, games, striking and fielding and athletics. Interspersed with this, are our links with Harris Secondary School: they invite children to attend competitive sporting events which the pupils have developed in during their PE lessons. Our clubs are subsidised by the PE grant so parent contributions are limited and access is extended.
All of our pupils really enjoy PE and we are clear from monitoring that skills and knowledge are progressive: indeed the developmental organisation of our long term planning means that we can watch gymnastics from year 1 to year 6 and see how much our pupils have developed! Our clubs are very well attended and range from street dance to multi-sports. Finally, we take a great pride in our recently created football team and its meteoric entry in the Rugby area schools league.