All Saints Blackheath

All Saints Blackheath Church of England Primary School

Educating the saints of today for the world of tomorrow
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Physical Education and Competitive Sport

 

Physical Education

At All Saints’ we believe that physical education is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development.  Every child partakes in two hours of high quality curriculum PE per week consisting of individual, team, cooperative and competitive activities through a range of sports.  A scheme of work is in place with progressive learning objectives linked to specific skills to be developed in each sport.  This creates a challenging learning environment for all pupils.  The lessons are evaluated by staff and monitored by the Senior Leadership Team.  The children are assessed against the skills taught and an individual report is written for each child at the end of the year. 

 

The two hour curriculum provision is taught by teaching staff in some classes and coaches from Side Step Sports.  The same scheme of work, developed by the school, is used by both staff and coaches.  For one lesson per week, classes 3 and 4 are taught together and classes 5 and 6 are taught together.  This allows for effective differentiation and for children to take part in competitive intra sport tournaments.

 

Extra Curricular Provision

The children are given the opportunity to practise a wide variety of different sports during lunchtime and after school clubs.  A letter detailing the clubs on offer is handed out every term and a copy is on the All Saints’ website.(Please click here for more details)

 

Competitive Sport

At All Saints’ we understand the value of competitive team sport.  Therefore, we regularly attend scheduled inter school tournaments run by Lewisham Primary School Games.  The tournaments for Upper Key Stage 2 form the pathway for the London Youth Games. 

 

All children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to attend an out of school tournament and are invited based on the following:

 

  • Children show an interest in sport.  At the beginning of each term an announcement is made in assembly of all forthcoming tournaments.  The children are asked to inform the staff, which tournaments they would like to attend.
  • Children show an enjoyment and enthusiasm for sport.  This means that the children try their best during PE lessons.  On most occasions, before a tournament, intra competitions will be held during curriculum time for children to showcase their enthusiasm.
  •  Children show a certain level of skill.  Children do not need to be working at an exceptionally high level, however, a certain level of understanding and skill is required to be able to compete against other schools.  Inter tournaments do form part of the provision for Gifted and Talented pupils and therefore those children with an exceptional ability will be given priority to attend.   

 

We understand the importance for children to experience a competitive sporting environment and therefore strive to ensure all children are given this opportunity.  It must be remembered, however, that only a limited number of children can attend at each tournament and records are kept to monitor fairness.  

 

It is so important for children to enjoy sport from a young age and continue an active, healthy life into adulthood.  We hope you can support our vision of developing positive attitudes towards health, fitness and sportsmanship.