Following the national curriculum for PE, our intent is that all our children will:
- Be a confident decision maker.
- Be able to communicate effectively with others.
- Develop effective teamwork skills through sport.
- Understand how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, physically and mentally.
- Be able to evaluate and recognise success
- Develop strength, technical control, balance and flexibility in a range of situations.
- Be confident and competent in a range of travelling movements including running, jumping and throwing.
- Understand that these skills can be developed through feedback.
- Understand how to give feedback and take feedback positively to improve performance.
- Know the importance of warming up and cooling down.
- Know which techniques to use in competitive situations and how to combine them.
- Understand how to work alone or as part of a team.
- Understand the benefits of different striking and fielding as well as attacking and defending techniques.
- Select appropriate tactics for a game and adapt where necessary.
- Have confidence in sport and physical activity.
- Be involved and engaged with PE
- Develop their character and virtues through sport.
- Lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Grow socially and emotionally through teamwork.
- Show kindness and respect to opposition in competitive situations.
- Become a role model to others.
- Foster a love of PE and sports to carry with them through primary school and beyond.
- Children will be physically competent in a range of sports and activities.
- Children will be physically active in a range of situations.
- Children will apply skills and knowledge in competitive and non-competitive situations.
- Understand how to live a healthy lifestyle.
- Carry the skills they have learnt through primary school into secondary school.
- Apply their effective teamwork and communication skills in other areas of their lives.
Underpinned by our school virtues, design principles , learning habits, our academic curriculum uses either the EYFS statutory framework or the National Curriculum as the basis for content and expectations. We have structured this so that each year group has:
- A clear list of year group objectives for all areas of learning which must be covered.
- A clear progression of skills and knowledge enabling curriculum coherence across the school.
- Two one hour time slots per week for high quality PE teaching during curriculum time covering two sporting disciplines every half term.
- All children have the opportunity to take part in competitive and non-competitive sport against children within our school and in the wider community. This is an inclusive approach with endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills.
- Each year a small group of year 6 children are invited to become sports leaders for the school. They work with a member of our school sports partnership to develop the skills and knowledge they need to be sporting role models for others. They assist with lunchtime clubs, sports day and other sporting activities including leading an event for other schools in the county.
- Our curriculum aims to improve the health, well-being and fitness of all the children at English Martyrs, not only through the sporting skills taught but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility for your own health and fitness.
- Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
- We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school.
- Children can represent the school at sporting events from local to county level.
- Across key stage one and two we offer competitive and non-competitive situations to cater for all preferences and strengths where children engage in house family competitions and inter-school competitions, where achievement is recognised and celebrated as a whole school.
- We are very proud to be the first school in Rutland to have been awarded a Platinum School Games Mark as well as being overall winners in the small school sports competition 6 years running.
- We are committed to developing our children to be the best they can be in competitive school sport through competition against themselves, against others in the school and in the wider community.
- We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water which are key life skills.
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“Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.” Thomas Jefferson
“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” John F. Kennedy
At English Martyrs we believe that PE, sport, physical activity, mental health and well-being are all unique contributors to a long , healthy lifestyle.
Across key stage one and two we offer competitive and non-competitive situations to cater for all preferences and strengths where children engage in house family competitions and inter-school competitions, where achievement is recognised and celebrated as a whole school. We are very proud to be the first school in Rutland to have been awarded a Platinum School Games Mark as well as being overall winners in the school sports competition 4 years running. We are committed to developing our children to be the best they can be in competitive school sport.
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To check how English Martyrs are doing on the Primary Schools Results table, please see the Active Rutland website here.
School Games Platinum Award
For the academic year 2018/2019 we were lucky enough to Qualify for Platinum status for the School Games Mark. Due to the standard of this achievement we will continue to carry platinum status for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021!
We are the first school in Rutland to achieve this so we are very proud!
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this!
Well done to all the children who take part in the cross country event at Sykes Lane. We had more than 25 children representing the school completing a tough course and we had some brilliant performances. Some of our children have even made it into the county team and will represent Rutland later in the academic year!
This week has been National Coding Week! The digital leaders and sports leaders put together some circuits for the whole school and children had to code (give instructions) for their peers to complete the circuit successfully.
Great fun was had by all!