PE Statement of Intent
To develop children’s experiences and enable them to achieve personal successes, the appropriate skills and confidence to partake in all sports.
Glenmere Primary School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is essential to ensure children attain optimum and emotional development and good health.
PE at Glenmere Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in high quality PE lessons each week and receive at least two hours of active learning. We have professional coaches for gymnastics, basketball, athletics, running and tennis. Different year groups have sessions with these coaches throughout the year ensuring the children receive expert coaching to enable them to build on the fundamental skills needed for that particular sport.
In addition to that children are encouraged to participate in an extremely varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunchtime and after school sports clubs are available throughout the week some of these are aimed at squad training preparing the teams and children for competitive sports opportunities.
Both Year 5 and Year 6 have a swimming lesson weekly throughout the year with the aim of all these children swimming at least 25 metres by the time they leave at Year 6.
Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports days and any other Sporting activities.
As well as PE lessons we have an active English lesson and an active Maths lesson once a week. These are fully inclusive to all children and promote fun, enjoyment and a love for being active whilst learning at the same time.
Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
At Glenmere we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through high quality teaching that incorporates fun and enjoyment at the same time as being engaging. We hope that from our lessons, our children can take responsibility for their own health and fitness and have the confidence to enjoy the success of competitive sports. We try hard to equip our children with the necessary skills as well as promote a real love for sport. This will then hopefully enable them to grow up not only happy but healthy and utilise all the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Progress is monitored through use of informal assessments, including observations and questioning. More formal assessments are made termly tracking pupils working at, towards or greater depth which is reported to parents at the end of the year. Pupil voice also plays a critical role in measuring the impact of PE at Glenmere.
Progress and achievement in swimming is tracked and assessed at the end of both Year 5 and again at Year 6, recording percentages of pupils swimming the required distance (usually from 90 to 100%). Impact is also measured through achievements within competitions across the county, reaching finals in multiple sports and achieving county winners in basketball and hockey.