P.E. at Crawford
At Crawford Village Primary School, it is our intention that P.E. will be delivered via high quality lessons that are fun, engaging and will inspire all pupils to lead physically active lives. We aim to maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE enabling them to know more about physical activity and how it is a key component of a healthy lifestyle.
We benefit from the expertise of specialist coaches from West Lancashire Sport Partnership (WLSP) once a week. Our teachers then follow and build on the skills learnt in another PE lesson during the week.
We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness, whilst boosting self-confidence, self-esteem and supporting the development of social skills; encouraging all children to become successful, lifelong learners.
We are aware that research has shown a direct link between children’s physical and mental health and therefore we aim to provide experiences that will inspire pupils to not only develop physically but ensure mental wellbeing and a desire to succeed.
As the children move through the school, knowledge and skills are built upon and learning takes place sequentially. Our curriculum is designed in a way that enables the teachers to have the flexibility to ensure that the children develop knowledge and skills through the use of a wide range of sports.
This year we have also made a pledge, commiting to grow girls football in schools.
Our Year 5 and 6 pupils have decided that this year they will share the role of playground leaders. They have buddied up on a rota in order to lead playground games each dinner time. They decided two pairs would put on games each day in order to offer a choice.