Our aim is to install a lifelong love of sport, exercise and outdoor activities by ensuring the children’s early experiences of PE are enjoyable, challenging and stimulating.
Our fundamental aim is to install a lifelong love of sport, exercise and outdoor activities by ensuring the children’s early experiences of PE are challenging, stimulating and positive.
We pride ourselves on ensuring all children are engaged in regular exercise as well as creating as many sporting and outdoor learning opportunities as possible. We aim to increase physical activity across the school whilst stretching our most able, identifying their talents and creating relevant opportunities for them to excel and flourish. We aim to increase fitness and skill levels whilst building confidence and encouraging broader holistic life skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, leadership and determination.
Our Christian values are promoted in every lesson with kindness, cooperation and endurance especially relevant in PE. We teach children about the broad health benefits to a healthy and active lifestyle.
We offer a broad PE curriculum that covers most traditional sports as well as newer sports. In addition to the PE curriculum we create other outdoor learning experiences such as forest school, swimming and adventurous activities (Pendarren, camping, PGL and other one off external activities – climbing for example)
Children are entitled to two PE lessons per week (PE specialist and class teacher).
In year 5 children receive a swimming lesson once a week.
St Mary’s has a PE specialist teacher leading PE and Sport throughout the school as part of the enrichment team (MFL, PE, Music).
Every lesson has a lesson objective with clear success criteria for children to understand.
Lessons are differentiated in a variety of ways to ensure each child is challenged appropriately.
Lessons are usually structured in a warm up/activities/games format.
We have a broad and significant extra-curricular sports timetable with over 10 clubs available to our children. Click here to find out more about our extra-curricular clubs.
We offer additional PE sessions to specific groups (SEND, Low Fitness, G & T)
We highlight a range of external opportunities with local sports clubs and one off camps.
We ensure a wide range of children have the opportunity to compete in organised competition. We compete with the best sporting schools in Haringey and have a reputation for outstanding sports development. We’ve had borough and regional success in recent years and have excelled in football and athletics. We attend external competitions on a regular basis and also offer intra school competitions that every child competes in.
We offer one-off inspirational sporting opportunities and use sport to raise money for good causes and to support our local community.
Assessment of the children’s ability is carried out at the end of a module and follows the 2014 National Curriculum Attainment Targets. This data is used as a platform to plan in accordance with the children’s individual abilities. It is used to further stretch the most able children, highlighting their specific talents and then creating appropriate opportunities to challenge them further. It is also used to highlight where intervention may be appropriate in regards to fitness and skill level.
Assessment informs subsequent teaching and written reports in order to share the children’s progress and individual achievements with parents/carers.