Physical Education at Newlands Primary School
At Newlands Primary School we believe that a quality Physical Education curriculum should develop children’s love of being active, being healthy and exploring their physical and mental wellbeing in a supportive environment.
We aim to encourage an appreciation and understanding of agility, balance and coordination as well as different types of movement to inspire pupils to be active throughout their lives. We recognise the importance of cultivating a culture where children enjoy various movements and elements of sport as well as confidently engaging in different physical activities. We believe that a thorough grasp of fundamental movement skills and teamwork is crucial for a high quality education and that this will give our children the tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and to participate fully as a member of their community.
The pupils participate in the ‘Golden Mile’ daily to increase their physical activity and prepare them for learning. This is also integral part of our drive to achieve the ‘Healthy High 5’ award, which also includes, nurturing nature, healthy breakfast/lunch and After school clubs opportunities, access to water and daily mindfulness minutes. We give all our children the opportunity to experience a range of physical skills and elements of sport.
We promote personal challenge and healthy competition throughout the school. Children are encouraged to develop their own love of sports and activities and to participate in these during school hours, Extra-curricular clubs or to attend external sports clubs. This enhances a deep love of physical movement across a range of sports and activities.
Newlands Primary School is a Real Legacy school. Real legacy allows us to bring the school, home and the community together to enable cultural change. We are on a mission to get out children more active by concentrating on fundamental physical skills through a holistic approach to develop children’s physical, personal, social and emotional skills.
Linking PE with all subjects for example; directional vocabulary and counting for Numeracy and reading Learning intentions and challenges for Literacy enables cross-curricular links to support learning and embed knowledge throughout the Newlands Curriculum.