Physical Eduation and Sport
Physical Education and Sport
Here at Penistone St John's Primary School we offer a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum for all, that allows children to become physically literate individuals who are confident in taking part in some form of school sport participation.
Here at Penistone St John’s the Baptist Primary School, we promote Physical Education and Sport to be an integral part to every child’s education journey. This ensures that by the time they leave us, they are physically literate individuals who have developed confidence in taking part in some form of school sport participation. We provide pupils with a minimum of two hours of PE and games per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum; Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities and Swimming. Children are given the opportunity to swim during KS2 and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be independent swimmers. In partnership with TeamActiv, an inspirational sports provider for inter school games, we aim for all pupils take part in a range of tournaments both within school (between year groups) and with other schools. If, for any reason, a child cannot take part in any Physical Education lessons, a written note or telephone call from a parent/carer is required. We believe that Physical Education is fundamental to our children’s development and learning. Not only does it engage and motivate children but it is a great way for our children to develop life skills such as teamwork, determination and respect.
Our sport ethos
Our sport ethos at Penistone St John’s the Baptist Primary School is to show mutual respect, sportsmanship and co-operation, recognising that competition is healthy and invaluable to a child’s development in becoming a well rounded individual who seeks to improve within every aspect of their education.
What we teach
Outdoor games for most year groups take place in the playground or school field and include; Football, Tag Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Kwik Cricket, Tennis and Basketball. Indoor Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Golf and Parachute Games take place in the hall. In gymnastics, we seek to enable children to become proficient in floor-work and apparatus work, through a gradual process involving ever demanding tasks building on their fundamental movement skills developed within EYFS and KS1. During our swimming strand, Year 4 children travel to a local swimming bath centre during Term 1 and 2 for a 30 minute lesson once a week. Our school also values dance because it offers children an opportunity for self-expression. Furthermore, our local School Sports Partnership links, created by TeamActiv, gives children further opportunities to experience sport competitions regularly. Competitions allow children to compete against other school within our school networking pyramid, which can then progress to county level, allowing children to compete to a national standard. In recent years, our Year 5 and 6 football team have progressed to the South Yorkshire Cup Finals, which offers fantastic opportunities for children to progress in their football careers. There are also opportunities to become further involved within our school sports during lunch time clubs run by our very own PSJP SPORTS NEWS family. We also run after school sport clubs that are run by our trained TA staff and qualified coaches from local clubs.
To ensure PE is taught effectively we ask that:
• All kit should be labelled with child’s name
• A named bag should be provided for all PE and sports kit items (can be purchased from the school). All kit should be kept in
this bag and should be left in school and washed every half term.
• Trainers or strong plimsolls are needed for outdoor PE
• All long hair to be tied back
• No jewellery to be worn
• Foundation Stage: Nursery do not need additional kit
• Reception: Indoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts. Outdoor PE: trainers or strong plimsolls
• Key Stage 1 and 2: Indoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts. Outdoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts (If cold: tracksuit)
• KS2 swimming: costume, towel. Long hair must be tied back
(Boys swimming trunks must be above the knee)
If there is a problem with providing kit please let us know as we may be able to help. Special arrangements will be made for cultural / religious requirements.