What does PE look like at St Mark's?
We know that P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum. We believe that the subject inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through P.E. lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. Our Midday Supervisors put on a range of activities (Football, basketball, circus-type activities..) and we also have our amazing Climbing Frame, which is currently being expanded. We are also proud to offer an all weather pitch that the children love.
We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect. Subject Leader, Miss Julia Thom, is also aware that some children are not able to access competitive sport or after school clubs due committing to after school time, and so this is why we hold FACE clubs on a Friday afternoon. FACE (Friday Afternoon Clubs..Enjoy!) is a whole afternoon dedicated to a club of child's choice, held by a teacher or teaching assistant. The clubs on offer might be sport or another curriculum subject / area. When a sport club is chosen, the team for after school fixtures will be selected from the club.
FACE clubs gives children the opportunity to join in a competitive sport if they wish. As part of her monitoring arrangements, Miss Thom also keeps a record of non-active children and so she would then provide targeted support for them during lessons.
Please see below for the Curriculum Plan, created by Subject Lead Miss Julia Thom.
At St Mark's, we recongise the importance of regular exercise and fresh air. Therefore the ‘Daily Mile’ is completed on the days when PE is not taught (including swimming days). It lasts 10 minutes in total – from the moment pupils leave the classroom to when they return - rather than focus on the distance covered. This is to ensure that pupils finish at the same time and will help you coordinate the activity.
These distances all equal approximately 1 mile.
What is the Daily Mile?
What does "Mastery" in PE actually look like?
Effective mastery in PE encourages all pupils to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in a range of situations and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
Pupils should understand and respect the differences within their peers during PE lessons.
Pupils should be able to take the individual skills they have learnt through a sequence of lessons and apply them to a game scenario as well as transferring the skills between sports.
Evaluating peer and self-performance of specific skills, by giving both positive and constructive feedback.
Top Tips for Parents...
All children are advised to participate on moderate to high levels of activity for 60 minutes every day. 30 minutes in school and 30 out of school hours.
If your child falls below this, why don't you consider some of the following:
Wibbly Wobbly Web Links
Joe Wicks School Workout
BBC Super Movers
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