At St Michael and All Angels Primary School we make Physical Education an enjoyable learning experience. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to gain key skills in physical education. Through the teaching of these key skills, children have a good foundation and are equipped with the skills and knowledge that they can then apply to a variety of different sports in different contexts.
We encourage children to participate in a variety of different sports through their time at St Michaels in which we aim to build the confidence of all children. We have a variety of taster days, extra-curricular sport clubs, intra-school and inter-school competitions that all children can engage with. Children have their say in the after-school clubs they would like to participate in and we try our best to cater for all different interests. We aim for children to leave St Michaels with the skills and confidence so children feel able to take part in a variety of different sports. We have a focus on encouraging a lifelong love of sport, whatever sport it might be.
In EYFS, adults provide opportunities for children to develop their Gross Motor skills and demonstrate strength, balance, and coordination when playing. Children learn to negotiate space and obstacles safely with consideration for themselves and others. Children are encouraged to move energetically in a range of ways such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing,
As children progress through school they gain key skills and apply these in different sports. Children develop reflective skills and are able to evaluate their performance and the performance of others. We also teach the children how to work with others children in a team.
We aim to improve health and fitness in the school through PE lessons, physical activity in lesson time and break times, extra-curricular clubs and through active travel.
Aims of Physical Education
The national curriculum for Physical Education and our progression of skills within each milestone aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
Reception - Friday
Year 1 - Wednesday and Friday
Year 2 - Tuesday and Thursday
Year 3 - Tuesday and Thursday
Year 4 - Monday and Wednesday
Year 5 - Monday and Friday
Year 6 - Wednesday and Friday
Every year, children in Year 4 take part in their Level 1 Bikeability training to teach them how to cycle safely and competently in a fun, engaging environment.
At Level 1 Riders:
- Prepare themselves for a journey
- Check the cycle is ready for a journey
- Set off, pedal, slow down and stop
- Pedal (including looking behind, cycling one handed, turning and controlling speed)
In Years 5 and 6 children take part in their Level 2 Bikeability. This aims to further develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions and prepares riders for cycling on more complex, often busier roads. Riders must have fully demonstrated Bikeability Level 1 National Standard assessment criteria before they start Bikeability Level 2 training.
At Level 2 Riders:
- Cycle safely and responsibly
- Identify and respond to hazards
- Start and stop on-road journeys
- Maintain suitable riding positions
- Share the road with others and communicate with other road users
- Comply with signals, signs and road markings
- Manage risk when cycling
- Negotiate junctions (pass side roads, turn at T junctions, and crossroads and roundabouts if present).
For further information, please click on the following link to the bikeability website.