PE at Key Stage 2 has experienced many changes over recent years due to the impact of the 2012 Olympics. The Government has ear marked a huge amount of money to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle for all children.
Our aim is to provide high quality teaching and learning in PE but also to make lessons enjoyable and accessible for all pupils. We have recently overhauled our curriculum to provide a more varied range of sports such as Tri-Golf and creative outdoor games making, as well as keeping core sports such as dance, gymnastics and rugby (see the long term plan below). We also do our best to ensure that all children take up the opportunity to learn how to swim, and ride a bike, through our links with The Life Centre and the Bikeability sessions provided by Plymouth School Sports Partnership. Staff have continuing professional development that is supported by a PSSP teacher, and we are always looking for ways to improve our outdoor space. In addition, we offer a wide range of lunchtime and after-school sports clubs such as football, netball and archery.
We make every effort to promote a healthy lifestyle through both our clubs and through various initiatives such as our healhty cooking club, mile-a-day and our work towards the School Games Mark, in which we are currently aiming to move from the bronze award to the silver award.
The startling truth is that 33% of children leaving KS2 in the UK, are now obese and the life expectancy of those children is reduced by 5 years. What would you do if you had an extra 5 years add to your life? Let's get active together and make it count!