Here at St Michael's we offer our pupils a varied range of activities as part of their Physical Education curriculum. All of which are complemented with the addition of Extra curricular clubs throughout the academic year.
All of the pupils in Foundation Stage at St Michael's will be introduced to Physical Education through a range of activities ,some of which include Dance, Gymnastics and Ball Skills/Familiarisation.
Through these activities, staff work on the Physical Development strand of the EYFS framework allowing them to develop their ability to : Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others; - Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing; - Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. Thus giving them the building blocks to move forward in to KS1 PE.
Key Stage One
Key Stage One Physical Education begins to look at the varied activities in more depth with the pupils continuing to develop the basic skills they have learnt as a Foundation Stage pupil.
Some of the Physical Education in Key Stage One is delivered by a specialist practitioner from Sports Plus. The activities of Dance and Gymnastics remain the same with the introduction of focus areas of learning such as Invasion, net or wall and striking and fielding games as well as athletics.
The pupils are given the opportunity to access a broad range of opportunities to
explore their understanding through a range of sports which allow them to develop fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident and extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Our pupils are also given a variety of scenarios in which they are able to engage in competitive situations (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Once again providing our pupils with an engaging and stimulating programme of study.
Key Stage Two
Physical Education in Key Stage Two begins to offer the pupils more disciplines through which to develop their skills. The addition of swimming in Year 3/4 alongside the introduction of alternative invasion, striking/fielding and net and wall based sports such as Football, Rugby,Hockey and Tennis within 'games' sessions aim to offer the pupils the opportunity to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should also begin to demonstrate their enjoyment of communicating, collaborating and competing with each other which in turn allows them to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Sports Plus once again plays a prominent role in the delivery of Key Stage Two Physical Education with teaching taking place in Year 6 and Year 3/4.
Extra Curricular Activities
St Michael's offers a varied range of extra curricular opportunities for all of its pupils. The activities range from Karate, Football, Athletics and Rounders through to Dance and Cheerleading all of which are very well supported by our pupils. Clubs are run by a range of adults from Sports Plus, Kombatkids and members of the school teaching staff
The aim of our extra curricular activities programme is to further the pupils learning in activities that they experience as part of their normal curriculum. Also in some cases providing the opportunity to experience and learn skills from new activities with a view to joining out of school clubs through our links within the local community.