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PE and Sports at Albany Infant and Nursery School

 

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Why is Physical Education important?

Physical education develops children’s physical competence and confidence and enables pupils to use this skill to perform in a range of activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and ready for challenges – both as individuals and as teams. Physical education “promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.”

 

PE Curriculum at Albany

At Albany Infant and Nursery School we aim to ensure that our FS, year one and year two children receive up to two hours of high quality physical development/P.E. teaching each week.

 

The yearly PE Curriculum at Albany includes:

  • Gymnastics (floor and apparatus) (Some coached sessions)
  • Dance (with a qualified coach)
  • Music and Movement
  • Multi -skills and movement fundamentals (Some coached sessions)
  • Athletics/Games (Some coached sessions)

 

Physical Education is also integrated into the whole school’s planning for all areas of the curriculum and children develop PE skills in independent and teacher-led activities. The curriculum at Albany Infant School is broad and balanced and all children, regardless of their personal abilities will enjoy success learning how to exercise, play sports and games and develop good gross-motor skills.

 

At Albany Infant and Nursery School we believe that Physical Education (P.E.) if taught in a safe and supportive environment is a vital contributor to a child’s physical development and well-being. In order to increase confidence in managing both themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations, a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum is essential. Progressive learning objectives together with a wide range of teaching styles will provide stimulating, enjoyable and challenging experiences for our children. Through differentiated, well-developed activities, all children, regardless of their ability will enjoy success and be motivated to further their potential.

 

Teachers ensure a balance of individual, paired and group activities with co-operative and competitive tasks to cater for the strengths and preferences of every child. The activities offered and the teaching styles adopted provide opportunities to develop creative and expressive abilities through improvisation and problem-solving. Children are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy body and the factors that affect our health and fitness.

 

Sports Premium Funding:

To complement our PE provision we are using the School Sports Funding to:

  • Employ qualified PE coaches to work with teachers across whole school (one day per week)
  • Employ a qualified yoga coach to deliver yoga sessions to groups of children with specific needs across foundation stage and KS1. Support TAs also observe and take part in yoga sessions for specific pupils.
  • Run after school sports clubs provided by qualified coaches in a range of competitive and non-competitive sports so that pupils have the opportunity to broaden the range of sports they take part in.
  • Plan enrichment activities into the curriculum to broaden the range of sports offered and introduce pupils to new sports/activities.

 

Further details of how we allocate funding can be found in the documents below:

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