PE at Holy Family aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in all our children now and for their future beginning in early years through fine, gross, locomotor and manipulation skills and continuing development through key stage one and two. Physical education is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle and our curriculum ensures all children have the opportunity to have an outstanding experience in PE through teacher led or external led activities on a weekly basis. Our curriculum ensures that their knowledge of motor competence, rules, strategies, tactics, and healthy participation in order to meet the aims of the national curriculum is fully met at the end of each and every unit. Our offer teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved through hard work and application. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to improve their skills and apply them to a game situation in every session. We want to teach all children how to independently cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team and as a leader, understanding fairness and competitiveness of play to embed life-long values in their lives. We ensure all children reflect on their own, and others’, performance and use clear communication within PE lessons. All children are taught the importance exercise has on their physical and mental health which motivates them to exercise beyond their Primary years. Our intent is clear at Holy Family; Physical Education is not for some; it is for everyone.
Year 4 enjoying the Scotty's Heroes Inflatable on sports day!
For Sports Day the children were able to have a go on the inflatable that Scotty's Heroes had brought. They had lots of fun!
Year 4 - Tennis and Scotty's Heroes
This half term in PE, Year 4 have been learning all the techniques of tennis and how to play tennis. Before the children play tennis they participate in a warm up. The children have also been taking part in Scotty's Heroes.
Y3 - Scotties Heroes
Y3 working on resilience, team work and speed during their latest session with Scott.
FS1 children loved taking part in our intra-school sports day. We had so much fun practising our different fine and gross motor skills.
Reception children enjoying an intra school competition to raise money for The Good Shepherd.
English Institute of Sport Come and Try Festival
Y5/6 were presented with a great opportunity to visit the EIS to try sports they'd not normally try such as Kinball, Taekwondo, Karate, Cycling, rowing and many more amazing activities.
Girls Football Festival
As a school we have pledged to increase participation in girls football by 2024 and this festival was a step in the right direction as 20 girlsl from across KS2 attended the fun filled morning.
Pupils took part in a range of fitness challenges. They learnt about different components of fitness; speed, stamina, strength, coordination, balance and agility. Children were given opportunities to work at their maximum and improve their fitness levels. Y3 needed to persevere when they get tired or when they find a challenge hard and are encouraged to support others to do the same. Pupils were asked to recognise areas for improvement and suggest activities that they could do to do this.
Year Two Scotty's Heroes
For todays Scotty's Heroes session the children had to use their memory skills to gather information. They had to look at an enemy base that Scotty had made and work as a team to recreate the same base. They had to co-operate and communicate effectively and comprise and discuss their ideas as a team. The children with the green bibs on are the team leaders. Here are Year Two’s final enemy base designs. Did they complete their mission from Scotty successfully?
In Nursery we have been learning all about how to stay healthy! Children have really enjoyed using their gross motor skills to exercise in our "home gym". We have been practicing press ups, skipping, yoga, hula hooping and weight lifting.
Reception children enjoyed climbing 'The Trunk Trail' They used their whole body to become increasingly confident, agile and flexible. A great activity to develop gross motor skills.
Year 2 P.E- Parachute games
As a reward for improved attendance, Year 2 had an exciting P.E lesson with the parachute. We warmed up our bodies and muscles first by playing banana tig. Then we played our first game with the parachute where the aim of the game was to stop the ball from going through the hole in the parachute. After that we made a multi-coloured dome by pulling the parachute over our heads and sitting on it. In our next game we had swap places with someone in the circle who had the same birthday month and then the first initial in their names. Our final game was cat and mouse. The cat had to crawl on top of the parachute to find the mouse who was crawling underneath the parachute. We had so much fun!
Pupils were encouraged to persevere when developing competencies in key skills and principles such as defending, attacking, sending, receiving and dribbling a ball. They started by playing uneven and then move onto even sided games. They learnt to work one on one and cooperatively within a team, showing respect for their teammates, opposition and referee. Pupils were given opportunities to select and apply tactics to outwit the opposition.
Children in Reception enjoying learning new skills.
Year 1- Pirate PE!
In Year 1 we enjoyed making links with our Topic- Ahoy There and participating in PE too. WE were able to demonstrate lots of skills and learning during this lesson such a problem solving, exercise and working independently and collaboratively. Such a fun new experience enjoyed by all!
Year Two Fitness
Year 2 were focusing on different skills during P.E. We practiced our agility skills by running and changing directions. We practiced balancing on one leg. We improved our strength by holding ourselves in the plank position. We used our co-ordination to throw and catch a ball against a wall. We had lots of fun being resilient and working independently and collaboratively as a team.
EFL Cup 2021