“Sport has the power to change the world…sport has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.”
At Stanley Primary School, our tailored teaching of PE aims to provide pupils with a secure knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of a broad range of sports that they will be exposed to throughout the academic year. Our Curriculum scheme (PE Passport) is continuously altered by experienced staff to allow sport to be accessible to every child within Stanley and to provide challenge to develop resilience and determination, ensuring children leave their PE lessons feeling accomplished.
Sport at Stanley enables children to enjoy and develop a multitude of life skills such as independence, communication and leadership as well as teamwork and how to make healthy lifestyle choices at home and in the wider community. Our aim at Stanley is to provide the children with a feeling of pride within their school and themselves to set high expectations and succeed in the wider community.
We want children to be curious and explore different ways of movement, skills, tactics and sports right through from reception to year 6. Our aim is to provide children with a vast amount of opportunities in the wider sporting field such as ensuring clubs are being run and entering sporting events and competitions to allow children to represent Stanley Primary School.
Not only does sport provide life skills and physical benefits to children, at Stanley we also ensure children are aware of the emotional impact of sport and how participating in physical activity (especially when working as a team) can have significant impacts on their mental health and focus within school.
At Stanley, a range of at least 8 different sports in each year are taught throughout a period of 3 terms (using the PE passport for planning), so that children achieve depth in their learning and can develop a broad range of skills in different areas. Teachers (and coaches) have identified the key knowledge and skills of each sport and consideration has been given to ensure progression of their knowledge and skills occurs throughout each year group across the school. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows for children to make links between current and previous learning. For younger children, in Early Years and Key Stage 1, this incorporates the development and knowledge of skills and resilience. Key Stage 2, the focus broadens out a little more to also include fairness, team-work and respect which both tie in with the school’s core values.
At Stanley, we have a wide range of extra-curricular clubs as well as competitions/events which enhances and provides a progressive and enjoyable curriculum for all and provides children with healthy competition to ensure they are striving to succeed. We also work with external links including, Bikeability and Blackpool FC Community Trust. Two year groups each term will also be provided the opportunity to participate in Commando Joe. This is an extremely immersive team building scheme which allows children to work in groups to solve problems, use adventurous, unique apparatus and take initiative of their own learning and the outcomes.
At Stanley, Pupil Voice shows that pupils are confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in PE using subject specific vocabulary. Pupil voice also demonstrates that pupils enjoy PE and are able to recall their learning over time using the correct terminology.
Children’s physical development and progression within skills, demonstrates that PE is taught at an age appropriate standard across each year group. Performances and end of unit games are of good quality and this demonstrates that pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence.
Each year group displays a broad and balanced PE curriculum and this demonstrates the children’s acquisition of identified key skills as well as a good development and knowledge of different PE specific vocab in an appropriate sequence.
Children make physical and mental choices and develop more in-depth communication and social skills. This is due to the PE passport, support of BFCCT as well as good subject knowledge from our Stanley teachers. This then links to being able to build on what has previously been taught in order to develop and progress the child.
The school is recognised as ‘Gold’ within the School Games Mark and across the school we have developed an appreciation of sport in Stanley. We have yearly sports day to show all the skills learnt across the year, which every child enjoys to participate in.