At Portfields Primary School every child in Key Stage 1 and 2 access a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum through 2 hours of PE per week. This is split into an indoor and outdoor physical education sessions. We are committed to a quality physical education where our PE lessons are delivered by specialist sports coaches from Premier Sports. We value all sporting activities and provide this not only through lessons but after school clubs and lunch times. Some of the clubs available are gymnastics, football, multi-skills, and athletics. As a school, we also endeavour to enter as many sporting tournaments throughout the year. These include: cross country, football and athletics.
As well as academic learning, pupils will be provided with the opportunity to develop their personal and social skills as our PE lessons promote character building, team work, cooperation and self-esteem. All children in lower key stage two are given the opportunity to be able to confidently, proficiently and competently swim at least 25 metres.
Our PE curriculum is fully inclusive and is differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils. We consider our resources and reduce barriers to learning where possible through adult support and group work. We carefully plan our games, gymnastics and dance lessons to ensure all pupils are able to participate in all aspects of the lesson.
We hold an annual ‘Sports Day’ for pupils to showcase their sporting abilities to parents and to teach children about competition, build up their resilience and encourage them to be aspirational. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, improve concentration and perseverance we have taken part in a ‘Skip2Bfit’ fitness activity, http://www.skip2bfit.com/home. We have also had the Olympic sprinter, Mark Lewis-Francis come to work with children learning how to do a fitness circuit.