Physical Education and Sport
Physical education in school is essential to the development of motor skills (both gross and fine) and the enhancement of reflexes.
Hand-eye coordination is improved, as well as good body movements, which helps in the development of a healthy body and good posture. PE provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. By giving pupils the opportunities to compete in sport and other physical activities it enables pupils to build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.
At Spring Cottage children are encouraged to develop their physical skills with a view to all children finding a sport which they can participate in and enjoy. Alongside our teaching staff, we employ a specialist PE coach who works with the children within the afternoon lessons, and all children participate in swimming lessons for a term block, again with a specialist qualified teacher. Dance and gym are taught by the class teacher as units of work from the national curriculum.
We are an active member of the local schools’ sports partnership group and the children participate in local sporting events and competitive games against other schools. We also aim to provide a number of sports not readily available in school time through a range of clubs such as: judo, table tennis and dance.
The school advocates ‘Active Learning’ across the curriculum to help reduce sedentary lifestyles and obesity. The work the school has carried out in this area has been supported by Active Humber and the school were asked to report our findings to the Health and Well-being board of Hull City Council.
Within our PE teaching we aim to provide pupils’ with:
- The willingness to practise skills in a wide variety of activities and situations, alone, in small groups and teams and apply these skills in chosen sports with a high level of performance.
- High levels of physical fitness, and the ability to remain physically active for a sustained period of time.
- An understanding of how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6, and the knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
- Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography and an understanding of how they can improve performance.
- A highly positive attitudes towards sport and competition, and the opportunity to represent the school in a variety of sports.