Our Physical Education subject lead is Miss Mawson.
PE at Tow Law Millennium Primary School aims to develop a high quality, fun physical education that inspires all pupils (Nursery through to Year 6) to excel in their own ability and thrive to compete and succeed in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We support the children in becoming more physically confident and to help them to improve their health and fitness.
PE at Tow Law 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.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it’ Michael Jordan ‘
Pupils at Tow Law participate in twice weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports/ skills and activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils, this encompasses SEND and MA pupils across the school. Competition for us starts in EYFS where we teach them initially to compete against themselves and this understanding of positive competition is developed along with the ability and understanding of the child.
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 to their teammates, opponents and officials (such as referees and umpires). In addition to this, the children in KS2 take part in half termly inter school competitions.
We aim to ensure that every class attends sporting festivals to gain experiences in socialising with pupils from other schools, whilst gaining new knowledge and skills about themselves. The pupils are really positive about these experiences and we feel like they thrive from them.
School clubs are changed regularly and focus on a variety of skills. We aim for all of the children throughout school to attend a club, this may be run by a member of staff after school or by the sports’ leaders at break and lunch times. Having such a variety of clubs has helped us to enhance the skills of the majority of pupils throughout school, including the sports leaders.
We have a team of 12 sports leaders who lead a series of activities on break and lunch times. The group meets regularly on a Friday afternoon to complete projects and to enhance the skills of the sports’ leaders to give the pupils throughout the school the best opportunities possible. The sports’ leaders are chosen through an application and then an interview process at the end of each academic year by some of the previous sports leaders supported by Miss Kirton.
We support staff through providing them with a range of CPD opportunities. Staff complete a PE knowledge and skills questionnaire each year and this helps us to plan or source any CPD needs. We do this through courses, cluster work and also CPD provided within school either during team teaching or as twilight sessions.
Our aim is that the children leave us with a knowledge of how to be healthy. This encompasses a wide range of skills. Our plan is that they will have experienced a wide range of activities which will help the pupils with a series of life skills. We have seen massive progression in the pupils’ health and movement skills over the latest academic year. We aim to continue this progression so that the impact will continue to flourish and the children will continue to thrive.
Please follow this link to view our curriculum policies.