PE at Holy Family aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and their future. Physical fitness is a key part of leading a healthier lifestyle and our bespoke curriculum ensures every child has the opportunity to have an outstanding experience in PE. Our curriculum teaches self-discipline and that to be successful in life you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved. We want to teach 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. We ensure children reflect on their own, and others’, performance and use clear communication within PE lessons. Children are taught the importance exercise has on their physical and mental health which motivates them to exercise beyond their Primary years.
School Games Mark Gold during 2021-2022 for the school's efforts in engaging children in Physical Education during Covid
In Dance, Y3 have been remembering, repeating, and creating actions to show a theme (Winter wonderland).
In year 1, we are balancing and holding.
In PE Y3 have been working on balance and coordination. They have enjoyed creating balances that require strength and balance as well as creativity.
Nursery were balancing an object on their body. It then got trickier as they balanced on one leg!
Year 5- Scotty's Heroes
Year 5 have been developing their teamwork tactics during a fun game of handball.
In PE and Scotties Hero’s this week, Y3 have been developing their hand ball skills and communication skills. Y3 started today’s session off with a warm and relay races.
We are creating our own dance actions, pathways and counts.
In Y3’s second dance lesson they have been getting better at creating actions to move in contact with a partner. They have been practicing their ‘machine’ like movements to demonstrate unison.
This week, Year 6 focused on developing speed and stamina through interval training and core exercises
Year 4 have tested out their speed, strength, agility and balance through different activities. The children have shown:
The children have applied these different skills in shuttle runs, stork stands, chest throws and beanbag flicks.
Year 2 Scotty's Heroes
In this lesson Year 2 are focusing on developing team work and communication skills. The children are working on listening well to one another and striving for a team win!
In this lesson Year 1 are developing being active and participating in group/team work.
In PE Y3 have been using their warm activities to get ready for their lesson. They have practiced team work, through a game of handball.
Year 6 - Fitness Unit
Year 6 developed an awareness of what their body was able to do through various strenuous exercises including long distance running and even press ups!
Year 5- Dance
The children enjoyed creating a dance using a random structure and performing the actions showing quality and control. It was wonderful seeing everyone's performances and sharing our work.
Children in Reception enjoyed rolling tennis balls with control.
Today in PE, year 3 have been creating actions in response to a stimulus and move in unison with a partner.
Nursery used a tennis ball today, rolling it towards a target.
Nursery used equipment safely and responsibly today passing a beanbag around different parts of their body.
Nursery practised moving in and out of the spaces safely. They followed instructions to move in different ways as they played the game 'Traffic Lights'.
Nursery practised staying in a space in their first PE lesson.
Year 5- Game On!
The children were eager to take part in a small sided game of hockey to celebrate the end of their PE topic and show off what they have learnt. It was wonderful to see their competitive sides come out and the amazing team work they displayed.
In Year 4, we have used the skills and knowledge taught and applied this to a competitive game of basketball.
Year 4 have developed an attacking skill- shooting.
Year 4 have developed skills in protecting the ball when dribbling against an opponent and they have
developed passing skills so that they keep possession of the ball.
Year 4 have developed attacking skills through dribbling a basket ball.
In year 1, we are exploring throwing with accuracy towards a target.
In PE, children in Y3 have been summarising their topic of football, where they have continued to embed learnt skills. Y3 enjoyed finishing their lesson with a cool down game, to practice their coordination, through throwing and catching.
Y3 PE- The children have been getting better at balance, coordination, patterns, and developing their floor work
Year 5- Scotty's Heroes
The children took part in activities that built their resilience and developed their team building skills. They enjoyed taking part in tasks that tested their fitness and working together to complete a challenge.
'It was hard but I kept going.'
'I really liked it because it was all about endurance and determination and we all succeeded in the end.'
'It was fun working as a team.'
In Y3, we have been applying our newly learnt skills, in a football match.
During this week's PE lesson, Year 6 used a variety of attacking skills to beat a defender and applied this into a game situation...
Y3-PE. Y3 have been developing their fitness with a cardiovascular focus, and listening to instructions.
Y3-PE. We have been using their defending skills to delay an opponent and gain possession of the ball.
Y3-PE This week Y3 have been working on getting better at basic team skills and relay skills, with Scotties Heroes
Year 5- Let's Play!
The children in year 5 enjoyed their PE session this week, learning how to receive a ball under control. They were developing their teambuilding skills whilst playing hockey, passing the ball to their partner and their partner stopping the ball.
During this week's PE lesson, Year 6 children concentrated on the art of being a defensive unit in order to stop an attack from scoring...
In Y3, Children have been getting better at applying attacking skills to move forwards towards the goal.
Y3 PE-Y3 were working on team skills and developing ball skills, team skills, and defending skills.
Year 5- Controlling the ball
The children in year 5 were learning how to control and move the ball when using a hockey stick.
Year 6 are being put through their paces in Scotty's Heroes - Scott worked the children on their cardiovascular fitness and teamwork...
Year 6 - Tag Rugby
Year 6 children learned how to select the appropriate skill, when to run and when to pass
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed sports day this year! They were extremely competitive but supportive of each other and cheered each other on all the way. I am extremely proud of the resilience they showed throughout the races. They also really enjoyed the inflatable, having fun and a laugh!
Year 4 have taken part in Sports Day 2023! They showed great sportsmanship throughout the afternoon, particularly when blue team won. The children also enjoyed playing on an inflatable assault course.
Year Two thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day! I am so proud of each of them displaying fantastic effort and cheering one another on! Well done Team Year Two!
We also enjoyed our Scotty's Heroes inflatable session...thank you to Year Two for challenging Miss Dyson on that!
Year Two enjoyed taking part in celebrating Sky Arts by focusing on 'Movement'. The children explored identity, culture and different emotions. They created different moves and followed instructions, creating fabulous expressive dances! Well done Year Two. It was lovely to see the children making links between PE and Sky Arts- Movement.
Active Fusion- Sports Session
The children have been taking part in sports sessions with staff from Active Fusion developing their team building, leadership and communication skills. Working in groups, they have been discussing how to work well as a team and how to encourage others to build their resilience when taking part in sports activities. Then, taking to the playground, the children were able to demonstrate their learning by taking part in activities led by members of the class.
Year 4 took part in a workshop from the ‘shaping Stainforth project. Ballerinas from the Royal Opera House taught the children a ballet routine where children built a ‘snowflake’ through movement.
FS2 children have enjoyed learnng fundamental moving skills. They have moved in different directions and at different speeds.
Year 1 have been learning lots of skills during their striking and fielding lessons in PE. They have learnt how to throw a ball under arm and over arm and how to catch a ball. They have then used those skills to become strikers, bowlers and fielders in a game.
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!
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.