At Greenside Primary School, we regard Physical Education as an absolutely vital part of our curriculum. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about the human body, keep healthy and develop their sporting skills in a variety of ways. We strive to engage and inspire all students through P.E/ Sports and find and nurture a talent for everyone.
This year at Greenside we have continued to develop our P.E structure to ensure our students access even more challenging and relevant provision. This will also allow time to develop a deep learning of P.E/ Sports skills whilst extending the time they are physically active to increase their general fitness. Classes will work with their Key Stage Partner for an entire afternoon of P.E/ Sports once a week covering 2 hours in total.
Each session will be built around a three station rotation model with a different skill from the sport being taught (e.g. cricket) at two stations and a ‘Personal Best’ fitness challenge on the third station. Alternatively, the third station could provide something new (e.g. Zumba, meditation) to ensure a broad experience.
Students will work for 30 minutes on each station and sessions will include a warm up and down where the importance of these elements are discussed along with identification of which muscle groups are being targeted.
Throughout the year our classes will target specific sports at specific times of the year based on competitions the school has entered for the relevant year groups. This way, all students will have the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills for the upcoming event, allowing all students the opportunity to be selected to represent the school. This, also, ensures all students are driven and motivated to improve their skills for a genuine purpose.
We also have our Sports Leaders who plan and deliver a weekly sporting challenge during Wednesday lunchtimes which is designed to engage the whole school in something fun and healthy. Last year the whole school ran the distance of a marathon across a couple of terms with the Kids Run Free charity. Greenside completed the most individual marathons and had the highest average lap count in the whole of the UK!