Athletes

Intent

We intend to inspire all children to take part in physical activity, challenge themselves and achieve their full potential.

At Sea Mills Primary School, our Physical Education programme embraces the aims and beliefs shared by the national curriculum.

We aim to ensure that all pupils

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Implementation

At Sea Mills, every child experiences being an Athlete twice a week. Each of these lessons are an hour long and follow the Real PE scheme of work. This is a unique, child centred approach that engages and challenges every child. As well as focusing on learning the key fundamental skills of Physical Education, it also develops other key areas that children also need in order to be successful athletes. These areas are social, personal, creative, physical, health & fitness and cognitive.

If you would like to know more about this scheme please visit the website below.

https://www.createdevelopment.co.uk/real-pe/

Whilst in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6, children will also participate in swimming lessons and taught by specialist swimming teachers. The aim of these lesson is to ensure that children are all leaving school with safe water skills.

The national curriculum states that children should be taught to

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.