PE at Stock Primary School is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Our principal aim is that all children of all abilities leave Stock C of E Primary School with a wide range of happy and rich memories in Physical Education formed through interesting and exciting experiences that enhance a child’s awareness of their own abilities and strengths as a learner; thus ensuring that children see learning in Physical Education as an on-going process not a one-off event.
Stock C of E Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education. We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
Our curriculum has been designed in order to ensure that children are exposed to a wide variety of sports throughout their year and have a broad range of experiences during their time at Stock Primary School. The sports range from balance bikes, yoga, dance including traditional maypole dancing, gymnastics, games including paralympic games, swimming and athletics.
Opportunities exist for children of all ages to experience learning beyond the classroom and school grounds. Our reception children have an outdoor learning session each week in the nearby woods where they learn teamwork, resilience and risk management. The Year two children participate in a mini Olympics each year with the local schools. The children in Year five have participated in a local orienteering session as well as morning boot camp session at a local secondary school. The year six children have a residential visit to an outdoor education centre each year, where they experience activities such as climbing and archery and develop skills such as teamwork, resilience and problem-solving. As well as our two hours of timetabled PE lessons each week the teachers also plan lessons that have an active or outside element, where possible. We have also introduced the Mile a Day initiative which
Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Children of every ability have had opportunity to compete in a variety of sports. The children have competed in netball, football, orienteering, swimming, cross country, bowling and athletics.