At Lakey Lane School, we believe that Physical Education experienced in a safe, fun and supportive environment is a vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. We believe that this physical activity can have a huge impact, not only on pupils’ health and wellbeing but also on pupils' achievement whilst at school. We therefore aim to ensure that our PE provision addresses the needs of all our pupils, including those who belong to disadvantaged, vulnerable and gifted groups.
KS1 and Foundation Stage
Children are taught to show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements both throughout their daily life and during P.E lessons. They are taught to move confidently in a range of ways, including safely negotiating space. They are taught to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
At Lakey Lane, we believe it is vital that children begin their P.E journey through learning the essential multi-skills that are the base of all physical activity. These are skills such as balance, co-ordination, agility and team work. By spending time to develop these multi skills in foundation stage and KS1, our children are better equipped with the basics that will be built upon once they begin KS2.
Games - In addition to multi skills, the children will be taught to use basic underarm throwing and catching, rolling, hitting and kicking skills of medium sized equipment and use this within basic team games.
Gym – Children will explore and develop basic control of jumping, balancing and coordination skills by performing simple movement patterns whilst moving safely with an awareness of others.
Dance - Children will use different parts of their body to perform a short dance sequence, as a whole class or in small groups, by linking simple actions into a movement pattern.
Games – In addition to multi skills, the children will be taught to begin to show awareness of opponents and team-mates when playing games. Children will be taught to use a variety of simple tactics to make choices about appropriate targets, space and equipment.
Gym- Children will be taught how to move with power and control. They will have opportunities to develop their balance and coordination through planning and repeating a simple sequences of actions.
Dance – Children will develop body actions with control and co-ordination to perform a short dance sequence, in pairs or individually. Children will have the opportunities to observe peers and say what they liked about a performance and how it could be improved.
In Key Stage 2, children begin swimming lessons at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre. Years 3, 4 and 5 attends one swimming lesson each week for a term. Year 6 have swimming lessons in a 2 week block where they attend a lesson every day for the 2 week period. Our aim is for every child to learn to swim at least 25 metres by the time they leave KS2. Many of our children exceed this target!
Dance- Children create and perform dances through adapting and linking a range of actions to a given stimulus.
Gym - Children plan and perform sequences of contrasting actions whilst developing the quality (strength and suppleness) of their movement.
Invasion Games- Children develop their spatial awareness and use this to keep the possession of a ball in team games. They play on a basic court set up and follow basic game rules.
Striking and fielding- Children learn how to hit / strike a ball in order to be able to score runs.
Net and Wall Games- Children learn how to direct a ball towards a target.
Athletics- Children learn a range of basic jumping, throwing and running techniques.
Outdoor Adventurous Activities- Children begin to learn how to read and follow basic maps, symbols and trails.
Dance- Children create characters and narrative through movement and gesture. They think about how to use movement to explore and communicate their own thoughts and feelings.
Gym - Children create sequences that include changes of level and speed whilst showing a variety of clear body shapes.
Invasion Games- Children begin to think about how they organise themselves as a team on a basic court set up. They learn attacking and defending tactics.
Striking and fielding- Children learn how to hit / strike a ball into a space in order to score more runs. Likewise, when fielding, the children begin to work as a team to keep the batter's score down.
Net and Wall Games- Children learn to direct a ball toward a target and away from their opponent.
Athletics- Children continue to develop good running, throwing and jumping techniques. The begin to explore how they can achieve the greatest speed, height, distance and accuracy.
Outdoor Adventurous Activities- Children learn how to read and follow a range of maps, symbols and trails with a emphasis on working as a team.
Dance- Children learn different styles of dance through focusing on dancing with different people.
Gym - Children create longer sequences to perform to an audience which include changes of level, direction and speed and a variety of body shapes and balances.
Invasion Games- Children begin to think about and explore the skills, strategies and tactics that they have learnt to outwit their opponent.
Striking and fielding- Children continue to develop the skills, tactics and understanding. They begin to learn the different roles of striking and fielding games e.g. bowler, back stop and wicket keeper.
Net and Wall Games- Children learn the rules, skills and tactics for specific games.
Athletics- Children begin to set themselves targets to improve their athletic activity.
Outdoor Adventurous Activities- Children work as a team to develop their orienteering and problem solving skills.
Dance- Children work creatively on their own, with a partner and in a group to compose motifs and structure simple dances.
Gym - Children develop their own solutions to a task through choosing and applying a range of compositional principles.
Invasion Games- Children continue to develop the skills, strategies and tactics that they have learnt to outwit their opponent.
Striking and fielding- Children continue to develop the quality of their skills and understanding and use this to outwit their opponents.
Net and Wall Games- Children continue to develop their understanding of the rules, skills and tactics of specific net and wall games. They use these to outwit their opponent.
Athletics- Children continue to develop their technical understanding in order to improve their performance.
Outdoor Adventurous Activities- Children work as a team to develop their orienteering and problem solving skills in a variety of environments.
At Lakey Lane, we strive to increase the amount of time children are involved in physical activity throughout the school day and not just in P.E lessons. In order to do this, our year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to become young leaders where they are responsible for organising and setting up a range of activities in the playground at lunch time. These activities range from dancing to music on the boogie box to playing organised games of cricket. Additionally, the children take regular brain breaks inbetween and during lessons when the teacher feels necessary. This can help to reenergize the children through pumping more oxygen to the children's brains.
There are also many opportunities for the children to join in extracurricular activities. These include football, dance, basketball, Wake Up Shake Up or multi skills club. The majority of these clubs run before or after the school day.