St Mabyn Church of England Primary School
Our school is one part of a family of well-connected schools. It is a small, nurturing school packed full of love: love for one another; love for learning; love for our neighbours and community and love for God. It comfortably sits in the heart of a picturesque, small rural village being over looked by St Mabyn Church. In our school, adults and children collaborate to create a safe learning environment where everyone can flourish and achieve greatness, becoming curious imaginative life-long learners. St Mabyn School is the gateway through which the future possibility of the adult emerges.
"My little children, let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth,"
At St Mabyn school the intent of teaching Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical and mental health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills, which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance, it will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity. We believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure that pupils attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed and develop valuable life skills.
Our PE curriculum is shaped by our school vision, values and curriculum drivers CAN:-
Develop a Caring heart- Children will find out who they are, their place within the world and how they fit in.
Develop an Active mind and body- Children will have the wisdom to use their knowledge and skills to be the best learners now and for their future.
Develop a Nurturing character- Children will stand up for themselves and others; respect each other, be prepared for personal challenge and successfully collaborate.
We aim to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish in PE to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
PE at St Mabyn is taught by a combination of class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision, wake up shake up and special events. The PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Through our provision, children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, coordination and fitness. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. Both KS1 and KS2 children will have a series of structured swimming sessions.
- Pupils will participate in high quality P.E. each week. In addition to this, sports leaders encourage and support the use of equipment at morning break, lunch times and lead wake up shake up. All children participate in outdoor learning led by out Wild tribe leader
- P.E. is organised by a P.E. specialist who ensures that the teaching is consistent and progressive throughout the school.
- P.E. lessons follow a broad and balanced curriculum delivered in a safe and supportive environment, which covers all areas of the P.E. National Curriculum; Invasion Games, Net and Wall games, Striking and Fielding, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming and Outdoor adventure activities.
- All lessons should be evaluated to inform planning and ensure differentiation.
- Swimming will be taught to all pupils from year 2 to year 6. Additional support and lessons will be given to pupils in Year 6 who are unable to swim 25 metres.
- Lessons are blocked in to ‘half-termly’ units of work to promote greater depth of understanding, developing of skills, contextual application of these skills and the ability to perform reflectively following our long term plan.
- Children will be presented with opportunities to be creative, competitive, co-operative and to face challenges as individuals and in small groups or teams. They will learn how to think in different ways to suit the different challenges. They will be given the opportunity of demonstrating their learning, using a range of communication styles, allowing for effective assessment.