At Urmston Primary School we place children at the heart of all we do, our values leading us in the way we teach and the way we learn. We embed these values into the fabric of our school culture and enable our children to learn in an environment that is relevant, engaging, exciting and challenging and encourages them to reflect upon their learning. PE plays a core role in helping develop this at UPS.
Our children will grow into a society which has myriad temptations and means to engage and we hope to ensure that our provision for PE and sport ensures that physical activity has a seat at the table and that our children see this as a valid and purposeful way to spend their time, competing with computer games, TV and the like. To ensure this, PE and sport at UPS is engaging and exciting and broad in its remit, with skilled coaches from the PE and Sports Hub enhancing provision and supporting teachers in the delivery of a broad and balanced PE curriculum, based on the PE Passport.
The rationale for prioritising PE is clear. A prominence in enhancing provision, awareness and engagement develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities that are not only set out in the PE Passport, but also enhanced through additional coaches and provision through partnerships with organisations such as Sale Sharks. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams, with the STEP model of adaptive PE teaching aiding this.
PE promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
We seek to provide a full, varied and interesting Physical Education curriculum, with the support PESH, the PE and Sports Hub, which challenges, engages and excites staff and pupils alike. We see Physical Education as a vital part of the education experience as a whole.
The utilisation of the PE Passport ensures that appropriate and necessary knowledge and skills are covered and this means that sessions can be planned in taking pupils’ needs into account.
Further extra-curricular opportunities and clubs, including increasingly diverse Olympic sports such as Street dancing, handball and, coming soon, skateboarding, add to the offer and enhance the chances of our children being lifelong sportspeople.
Health and Fitness Curriculum