Our Physical Education coordinator is Mr Adlington.
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 of improvement.
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 aligns with the PE Hub scheme of learning. Our curriculum 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: games, dance, athletics and gymnastics. Children have access to key vocabulary on displays to allow them to know more and remember more. Where appropriate cross-curricular links are made to encourage children to demonstrate their values based learning, mathematical understanding and speaking and listening skills. 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 how to lead a healthy lifestyle. This is evident through pupil voice and monitoring which takes place every half term. Children know more, remember more and are confident in the their sporting skills and vocabulary.
PE displays across school demonstrate the physical competence of our learners and showcase the learning journey for each unit.
We our proud to announce we are now a partner school with Huddersfield Giants! This provides us with many exciting opportunities 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. A school football team offers children the chance to engage in inter-school competition; developing our learners in to competent sports people.
Please visit our twitter feed to see what we are learning across the school in PE: