PE Coordinator: Mr Pocknell
Our school strongly promotes a positive attitude to health, fitness and well being, with PE being taught for 2 hours per week.
During their time at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, pupils will participate in PE sessions from the Champions (Rising Stars) scheme. Pupils in each year will be taught different competitive games, gymnastics, dance as well as other sessions to encourage physical activity. Each year children will complete 6 sport units, 6 fitness units and 6 health units that include cross-curricular links to PSHE and Science objectives.For an overview of PE across our school, please see the attached document below.
At school, the children are also encouraged to participate in the Daily Mile initiative. The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom. For more information surrounding this fantastic programme, please visit https://thedailymile.co.uk/
At Playtimes and Lunchtimes, children are also encouraged to stay active whilst particpating in a range of fun, age approprate games led by our Year 5 Playground monitors.
Our pupils will also have opportunities to attend festivals with other primary schools in the locality and catholic schools in the cluster. We have many links with outside agencies including; Worcester County Cricket Club, Jump Rope, AJB Sport as well as the University of Worcester and in-school sessions will be organised across the year - including afterschool clubs.
In Year 6, pupils also have the opportunity to experience the Pioneer Centre as a residential visit where they take part in outdoor and adventurous activities. Through this, we encourage young people to develop and extend key skills such as communication, co-operation, problem solving, leadership and respect for others. Developing these skills help individuals to better understand how they and others may contribute towards a team, a common goal or objective.
At Our Lady's there are also opportunities for swimming in Years 1-6. Each year, every year group in school will participate in school swimming lessons. As well as learning to swim the basic strokes, your child will learn how to be safe around different water environments e.g. beaches, lakes, canals etc. Your child will also know how the skills they learn in their swimming lessons can be used in an emergency situation. Swimming and water safety are statutory elements of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England. This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.
Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
The PE and Sports Premium is funded by the Department for Education, with the purpose of enabling schools to promote and substain physical activity across both Key Stages. For more information on how this funding is managed and used please read our school's Sports Premium Report found under the Statutory Information tab.