Physical Education at Eldon Primary School
The underlying intent throughout the curriculum is to teach the children an understanding of a healthy active lifestyle and to equip them with the skills and qualities required to allow them to access quality movement throughout their school education and beyond.
The teaching staff utilise the Lancashire P.E. team P.E. Passport App for resources to plan, teach and assess the National Curriculum and meet Eldon’s intentions.
Early Years – The intent in foundation stage is to develop gross and fine motor skills. And to provide a foundation for Fundamental Movement and Handling Skills in Key Stage 1.
Key Stage 1 – The intent in Key Stage to is to master a range of Fundamental Movement and Handling skills to provide a foundation for their varied application in activities individually and in a group in year 2 and beyond. Other cognitive based skills are developed such as recalling and performing sequences – memory. And applying and discovering simple tactics – problem solving.
Key Stage 2 – The intent in lower Key Stage 2 is the application of Mastered skills and further cognitive applications. These are applied to small sided games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. For example the hop provides a stepping stone to a leap in dance and a hurdle in athletics.
Upper Key Stage 2- The intent in upper Key Stage 2 is to ready pupils for the Key Stage 3 curriculum. Leaving Eldon equipped to participate in any activity presented to them at secondary school. This involves relating conditioned games content to NGB formats, clarifying expectation for performance – bringing children to awareness of what their age group is capable of and how they can achieve that performance level too. The curriculum also promotes cognitive engagement further enabling problem solving skills and memory skills to improve.
Beyond the P.E. Curriculum Eldon offers opportunities to participate in fun and competitive activities and Sports at lunchtimes and afterschool.
P.E also takes a centre stage in whole school events such as Super Learning Days and themed weeks. We also take pride in developing Leadership skills in the pupils and host university students who specialise in P.E. too.
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Physical Education at home
Task : Daily Super Sixty Mission
Who for? : All Children
What is it and how?
Being physically active for at least sixty minutes throughout the day. This could involve helping with housework, or following an online routine or one of the tasks that follow.
Task: Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination.
Who for? : All Children particularly KS1 pupils
What is it and how?
This is part of a key stage 1 expectation – so something we aim for all children to be able to do before the end of Year 2.
Simon Says: Run on the spot, jump high on the spot, balance on one foot, balance with one foot and one hand etc
Sing songs such as ‘This is the way we jump on the spot’ replacing the action each time – to e.g: skip, hop, gallop; to the tune of: ‘Here we go round the Mulberry Bush’
Set a challenge to hopscotch on the spot and complete repeated knee to elbow (opposite knee to tag opposite elbow) touches to keep up coordination and agility, or if space is available do the ‘sidewinder’.
Play throwing and catching games. You could use a rolled up pair of socks, if space is tight or you don’t have a ball. Encourage underarm throws to start with and progress from two handed catching to one handed. Develop passing from hand to hand also. You could use cardboard boxes, empty cans, washing baskets, plastic bottles, or cushions as targets too. Make it fun or cross curricular by adding pictures or numbers to targets. Use an empty box or wash basket – how close or how far can you throw into the target from?
Task: Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
Who for? : All Children (particularly Key Stage 2)
What is it and how?
This is a Key Stage 2 expectation but elements of this could be employed with younger children.
Follow online routines such as those on the websites listed below – these include activities that will develop the above attributes
Have a one foot balance family competition who can hold a stork or tree balance for the longest
Ask your child to come with a series of moves that they can repeat and complete for periods of 30 seconds – e.g. sprint on the spot, tuck jump, sit ups, press ups, step ups on the bottom stair – this could be repeated and a target number of repetitions could be decided. Could more be completed next time? Ensure that the child is using the correct technique.
Other active ideas:
Try saying the alphabet whilst using a body part on both sides, or the right, or left side of the body.
Here is a list of websites that could be useful as a starting point to keep your child and perhaps yourself happy and active.