We enjoyed our sponsored Viaduct run on OBON day.
At Cullingworth Village Primary School we believe that leading active lives helps to improve fitness and mental-well-being. To support our children’s development of secure Physical Develop, we dedicate two hours of PE lessons per week for every child in Years One to Six. During these lessons, children are taught essential skills such as balance, hand-eye co-ordination and throwing and catching. Children are also taught social skills through team games, where children understand that working as a team is the best way to succeed with a given task and encourages children to communicate with one another to reach a desired goal.
In addition to our weekly two hours of PE, the children also participate in a Daily Run, where the children are allowed to run around their Key Stage playground for a set length of time. Since introducing this run we have seen an increase in our children’s concentration levels, their fitness and their own understanding of an active lifestyle.
Our children are actively encouraged to celebrate their own personal sporting achievements outside of school during our assembly times, where children are invited to bring along any awards, trophies or certificates they may have won during the previous week or weekend. We believe that treating personal achievements in this way builds our children’s confidence, self-esteem and resilience and gives physical development a raised profile within our school.
We understand that not all of our children have access to additional clubs or activities outside of school, therefore we build mini-competitions and tournaments in to every half term for every child in our school. In addition to this, we also take our children to competitions outside of school and expose our children to formal competition outlets. We find that this kind of experience improves our children’s confidence and resilience and actually impacts on other areas of their learning.
Physical Education has close links with Science, RSE, Maths and PSHCE. This enables children to make links between their Physical Education learning and things they have learned in other subjects.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
- All children in Year 5 participate in swimming lessons once a week
Well done to our Year 5 team who won the Boccia competition at Oakbank school and qualified for the Bradford Games in February!