Our Physical Education coordinator is Miss Haigh
We get the opportunity to demonstrate lots of values in PE. We get to use cooperation, determination and resilience. It’s important to trust your team mates and never give up.
At Towngate Primary Academy, we teach weekly Physical Education lessons across school following an enhanced model of the programme of study outlined in the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework. Our provision is enhanced through the effective use of the Sports Funding focussed on the 5 key indicators. Specialist coaches in both sports and dance enhance the delivery of lessons, which provides CPD for staff where appropriate. Lessons are planned following the progression grid created by the curriculum leader, which outlines the knowledge, skills and vocabulary from EY to Year 6. This is designed to build on prior knowledge to support children to be successful in their primary end of year goals. The teaching and learning is personalised through the teachers medium term planning, which uses a range of schemes and teachers own professional judgement. Subsequently, it is our aim that when children leave our school they will leave with an understanding of how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally.
PE lessons follow a clear, comprehensive and progressive scheme in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning shows progression across the four strands of PE we teach: games, dance, athletics and gymnastics. Children have access to key vocabulary on the displays in the hall to allow them to know more and remember more. Where appropriate cross-curricular links are made where we encourage children to demonstrate their values based learning, maths and speaking and listening skills. Dance, gymnastics and sports specialists deliver PE lessons across school to provide CPD for staff and reduce teacher workload. Inter and intra sporting events take place across the year to provide children with opportunities to participate in competitive events
Children at Towngate Primary Academy understand the importance of PE and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and how this can be achieved. This is evident through pupil voice and monitoring which takes place every half term. Children will achieve age related expectations by the end of each year group, through high quality teaching and consistency through the subject progression grid. This allows children to know more, remember more and be confident in the their sporting skills and vocabulary.
We our proud to announce we are now a partner school with Huddersfield Giants! This provides us with many exciting opportuntities throughout the school year!
As part of our partnership we were given the opportunity to attend a whole school trip to the Huddersfield Giants Stadium and The Zone!
Competitions and School Games
One of our aims this year is to increase our participation within competitive sporting activities out of school. Last year we attended a range of sporting activities such as; Y5 handball, Y5&6 netball, KS1 potted sports and mini Olympics.
Please visit our twitter feed to see what we are learning across the school in PE: