At Twiss Green Primary School, we believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good overall health. Our intent is to deliver an all-inclusive, child-centred curriculum to promote and develop physical literacy for all children, with the intention of all children becoming capable in the fundamental movement skills, as well as a range of sporting activities. Our PE curriculum compliments our wider school behaviours and attitudes towards learning. It encourages a positive relationship with health & fitness to enable children to become informed, lifelong participants in physical activity. Through our carefully planned curriculum children will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. It promotes an understanding in our children of their bodies in action. It also involves social, emotional and thinking skills, which the children can then apply throughout their education.
- PE at Twiss Green Primary School provides challenging and engaging learning through a range of different activities including gymnastics, dance, games (football, netball, rugby, basketball), striking and fielding (cricket, rounders, tennis), athletics, swimming, health and fitness, physical literacy and outdoor and adventure.
- The Long Term Plan and Scheme (Get set 4 PE) sets out the PE units which will be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. We are currently in the process of creating a knowledge and skills progression document to ensure that there is progression throughout the school and appropriate challenge for our pupils.
- The pupils will participate in two high-quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied extra-curricular activities. At lunch-time there are sporting activities lead by our KS2 Playground Leaders. They lead sport sessions and activities during the lunch times.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area (with opportunities to progress further). This is an inclusive approach for all pathways which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but mental well-being. These events present opportunities for our children to develop teamwork and leadership skills; our children love to participate in these events.
- Every year our year 5 cohort have the opportunity to be trained as sports leaders. They develop into sporting role models for the children, assisting with lunch time clubs.
- Through our links with the community, the children have opportunities to participate in workshops and meet sports coaches from the community. Cheshire Cricket Board runs sessions for our Year 2 to Year 6 pupils each year and, as our town is a Rugby town, we have links with Warrington Wolves, who coach our year 3 and 4 pupils and hold an annual festival for the children to participate in.
- In Year 5 and 6 the children are invited to take part in a residential trip, which consists of a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities. We encourage our children to try something new and enjoy their experience.
- Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during Autumn Term, with spaces for children in the older year groups who are still unable to swim.
We help to motivate children to participate in a variety of different sports through quality teaching that is fun and engaging. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with necessary knowledge and skills and we highlight the importance of perseverance and respect in sporting activities. The children also inspire each other by sharing their development pathways and successes in both their school and out of school sporting activities. Our main aim is for our PE curriculum to impact our children in a way that encourages them to grow up to live happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE and our school values.