Physical Education is an essential part of children’s social, physical and emotional development. At St Mary’s we provide a broad programme of physical education which children are entitled to. Activities and lessons are enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Lessons aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Our lessons intend to help pupils’ development of individual, paired and group work, in co-operative, collaborative and competitive situations to cater for the strengths, preferences and needs of every pupil, regardless of their age, gender, cultural or ethnic background.

Pupils are assessed on the skills, which they have learnt at the end of each unit. Units last for a half term and in that time the children will learn, develop and hone the skills which they have been taught, as well as their ability to play the game and follow the rules. The children are assessed in line with the new assessment without levels scheme and are deemed to be either below, expected or exceeding.

Our Aims:

Our aims in teaching PE are:

  • To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, so pupils know the effects of exercise on the body, and the appreciation of safe exercising.

  • To develop social co-operation and positive attributes towards physical education and to compete with a sense of fair play.

  • To provide an opportunity for children to develop skills as an individual, in pairs and in small groups, by repeating and refining actions and to perform with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency.

  • To provide children with an opportunity to achieve personal goals, including the ability to communicate and respond positively towards others.

  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility toward their own and other safety and well-being.

 

Our PE Curriculum:

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PE Sessions:

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Our Focus This Term:

Summer 1 – Athletics

      

 

 

Pupil Voice Survey:

Miss Mullahy recently conducted a whole school survey. Classes were provided with a questionnaire to see whether children are enjoying PE lessons, whether they understand what they are learning, and whether they understand the reasons why PE is such an important subject.

From the results, it is evident that children are enjoying PE lessons, they understand what they are learning and how they can improve, and understand the importance of the subject.

 

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PE Kit:

It is essential children are prepared for PE lessons. Children should come to school on their PE day wearing their kit which consists of blue tracksuit bottoms (available from the school office) or blue shorts and a white crew neck t-shirt. Children should wear black plimsolls or trainers.

It is important that all children taking part in PE wear the correct kit.

No jewellery should be worn during PE lessons. Earrings and watches must be removed and hair should be tied back.

 

Using PE as a Tool for Whole School Development:

There has been a significant improvement in pupils’ behaviour and engagement at both break and lunchtimes due to the fact that they are now actively engaged in various games or activities. This has led to an improvement in pupils’ concentration, commitment and self-esteem in the classroom. There is a noticeable sense of fair play being exhibited during competitions also. These positive impacts have led to staff confidence and morale to be improved and parents and teachers’ relationships to be strengthened. The attendance of pupils has been improved as is reflected in our newsletters.

Getting to School:

Pupils and parents are regularly encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school in our newsletters. Children know the importance of choosing to travel to school by other means than car- they are aware of the health benefits but also of the environmental benefits. 

 

Break-times:

Break-times are structured similarly to lunchtimes and children are actively encouraged, by the staff on duty, to keep active. There is an abundance of opportunities for the children to be physically engaged in activity; from the outside climbing wall, the climbing frame or the many games/large musical instruments that are available to them. 

Lunchtimes:

During lunchtimes, supervised and structured activities are carried out by pupils under the watchful eyes of teaching assistants and the coach from JJ Premier Sports. The children are encouraged to take-part in additional daily physical activities. 

The Daily Mile:

The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability and personal circumstances. The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. We want every child to have the opportunity to do the Daily Mile at St Mary’s, and aim for all classes to take part 3 times a week.

Extra-Curricular Activities:

At St Mary’s, we pride ourselves with having our school as active as possible with many activities available for pupils and ample opportunities for all to take part.

Non-Stop Action:

Mr Smith, our coach from Non-Stop Action runs an after-school football club for years 3 and 4.

JJ Premier Sports:

JJ, our coach from JJ Premier Sports runs multi-skills club for years 1 and 2 and offers after school football clubs weekly for years 5 and 6.

Netball Club:

Miss Mullahy runs an afterschool Netball club once per week on a Thursday. This is currently available to Year 6 and will become available to Year 5 during the Summer Term.

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Competition for All:

At St Mary’s, the children regularly compete against one another during their PE lessons as well as during after school clubs. They also take part in the borough’s football, athletics and netball competitions against other schools in the borough through the local Schools Games Organisers (SGO). The children love to put their skills to the test and to work together as a team against other competitors. 

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Year 6 Football Team:

Fixtures:

Thursday 7th October – St Marys vs Enfield Heights

Thursday 7th October – St Mary’s vs Bush Hill Park

Thursday 24th February – St Mary’s vs Kingfisher

Thursday 24th February – St Mary’s vs Woodpecker 2

Thursday 17th March – St Mary’s vs Woodpecker 1

Thursday 17th March – St Mary’s vs Brimsdown

CLICK TO VIEW MACTH REPORT FROM 7th OCTOBER

CLICK TO VIEW MATCH REPORT FROM 24th FEBRUARY

Year 6 Netball Team:

Fixtures:

Thursday 14th October – St Mary’s vs Bush Hill Park

Thursday 3rd March – St Mary’s vs Woodpecker

Thursday 3rd March – St Mary’s vs Kingfisher

Thursday 31st March – St Mary’s vs Enfield Heights

Thursday 31st March – St Mary’s vs Brimsdown

 

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Enfield Dance Festival:

On Wednesday 23rd March, a group of 12 year 5 children took part in the Dance Festival. Children were rehearsing for 2 months prior to the main event and were very dedicated to their roles. Year 5 were given the era 1920-1939 and decided to focus on Jazz.  The dance was titled 'Jazz Age'. It was an upbeat, quick dance which utilized a variety of 1920s moves. Children incorporated Charleston, swing and waltz moves, all common dances in the 20s. The dance reflected the energy year 5 have since returning to school.Well done to Brian, Christiana, Chukwuebuka, Denzel, Ezechiel, Faith, Ivana, Kamdi, Lelita,Lilly-May, Michael, Princess and Rhys.

 

Athlete Visit

On Monday 16th May, St Mary’s were fortunate enough to have a visit from a Great British athlete. Victoria Ohuruogu, a 400m sprinter spoke to the children about ‘passion’ and ‘pushing’. Victoria held an assembly to all children and explained what it’s like being a track athlete, competing in the 400m. Victoria shared the reality of being an athlete with the children, explaining that training is important, you must have passion for your sport and you must continue to push yourself always. Victoria explained that when she was injured, she felt deflated, but with passion and perseverance, she came back stronger and secured personal bests and wins.

The children were all inspired listening to Victoria Ohuruogu’s story and were excited to join her with completing a circuit. Children completed 4 moves; each exercise lasting a minute. Children had fun doing spotty dogs, mountain climbers, press ups and star jumps.

        

 

Coming Soon:

·District Sports

·Year 5 Swimming

·Sports Day

·End of Year PE Celebrations

 

WHAT IS THE SPORTS PREMIUM?

The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education, physical activity and sport.

At St Mary’s we are focused on:

·Developing and adding to the PE, Physical Activity and Sport that our school provides.

·Building capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

·Providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children.

·Encouraging active play during break and lunch times.

·Establishing and extending attendance of school sports clubs and activities, broadening the variety offered.

·Adopting an active mile initiative.

·Providing staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across the school.

·Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities.

·Increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.

·Organising, coordinating and entering more sport competitions or tournaments within the school or across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations.

 

 

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is spending the allocated money to develop the teaching of PE and up-skill the subject leader during the academic year 2021-2022.

Sports Premium 2017-2018

Sports Premium 2018-2019

Sports Premium 2019-2020

Sports Premium 2020-2021

 

REPORTING THE IMPACT OF OUR SPENDING:

SUMMARY OF THE YEAR 2014-2015

PE GRANT INCOME: £9,414.00

Total Spent:

Swimming: £11,640.00

Coaching: £25,837.00

Total:        £37,477.00

 

SUMMARY OF THE YEAR 2015-2016

PE GRANT INCOME: £9,748.00

Total Spent:

Swimming: £11,640.00

Coaching: £24,153,77

Total:        £35,793.77

 

SUMMARY OF THE YEAR 2016-2017

PE GRANT INCOME: £9,781.00

Total Spent:

Swimming: £14,400

Coaching: £32,125.50

Resources: £1349.21

Total: £47,874.71

 

SUMMARY OF THE YEAR 2017-2018

PE GRANT INCOME: £15,481.00

Total Spent:

Swimming: £14,400

Coaching: £32,277.50

Resources: £2,667.65

Total: £49,345.15

 

SUMMARY OF THE YEAR 2018-2019

PE GRANT INCOME: £19,550.00

Total Spent:

Swimming: £14,400

Coaching: £35,164.50

Resources: £3087.83

Total: £52652.33