PE – Intent Statement 

Monkton Church of England Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Monkton, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes, linking to our core Christian values.  

PE – Implementation Statement 

PE at Monkton Church of England Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. 

Children are taught high quality lessons by qualified sports coaches from Team Theme each week.  

The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. 

Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week over the course of one afternoon, providing them with the equivalent of 2 hours of lessons each week. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available 3 days a week, children can attend after school sport clubs three evenings per week, as well as additional sports clubs such as netball, provided by the subject leader. 

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area, although this has been inevitably impacted by the situation with Covid over the past few years. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Monkton are part of Thanet School Sports Programme, which seeks to offer a wider range of sporting opportunities, including competitions which offer the children the chance to represent their local area. This membership also allows the children the chance to take part in more unusual sports such as archery.  

Children in Years 5 and 6 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Autumn Term, allowing each child to develop their swimming for two 10 week courses over KS2.  

We take part in the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day. 

Once a year, the children take part in Sports Day, where all children take part in a range of activities in a carousel, with the more traditional events such as sprints held towards the end. In this way, all children are able to take part, regardless of ability, earning their houses points which all contribute towards the overall winner.  

 

PE – Impact Statement 

We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE. 

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