At Springfield we believe Physical Education plays a vital role in children’s physical health and emotional development. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident, and we encourage our children to compete in a variety of sports and other physical activities. We promote co-operation and collaboration with others; working as part of a team to build character and embed values such as fairness and equity of play, instilling life-long values. Our PE curriculum is based around the ’Primary Steps in PE’ scheme of work covering athletics, games, dance and gymnastics. We are supported by NE Lincolnshire Sports Partnership to provide high quality PE for all year groups.
In KS1 and KS2, sports coaches from Pivitol Sports, teach PE once a week with an additional PE lesson taught by the class teacher. This allows for specialised coaching to take place across a range of sports and sporting activities. In FS1 and FS2, class teachers and LC Fitness teach physical development through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. A safe but challenging environment is provided for children to reach their full potential, learn different skills and become a well-rounded athlete with experience of a wide range of sports. We provide swimming instruction in year 4 were pupils are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Children are taught a range of strokes and to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations. We also want to develop the mind-set of positive competition in which we challenge and push ourselves from Early Years all the way to Year 6.
Our Physical Education curriculum aims to ensure our students:
- Have fun and experience a wide range of sports
- Have the opportunity to engage in sports at their own level
- Develop and build a range of different skills
- Develop a good sporting attitude
- Understand and adhere to basic rules
- Have the chance to experience competition in a positive way
- Develop the foundation for lifelong physical activity