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.
We aim to deliver our curriculum through 3 key drivers and our 6 school values which underpin our children’s learning.
Ambition - To equip our children with the skills, knowledge, confidence and physical competence to motivate them to lead a life-long active and healthy lifestyle.
Self-belief - To appreciate their own physical skills and abilities and to know that they can continually improve these. To inspire children to be driven to do their best and develop a strong sense of resilience.
Community - To develop physical, social and leadership skills. To nurture a sense of responsibility and accountability through organising and running activities. To instil a sense of belonging and understanding of the importance of teamwork and support through intra/inter healthy competition.
Respect - To challenge and promote self-esteem through developing physical confidence and learning strategies to aid problem solving. To understand the need for rules and embed the values of fairness, cooperation and respect for others; promoting good sportsmanship.
Curiosity - To provide a balance of individual and team co-operative physical activities to cater for all needs and abilities. To inspire all children to try new physical activities and experiences and develop the confidence to explore outside their comfort zone.
Kindness - To teach children to cope with success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activity. Children are taught to value their own abilities and to show support and consideration to one another.
During the 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.
In Key Stage 2, children begin swimming lessons and this year we are having a swimming pool erected on site. 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.
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 in between 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 or multi skills club. The majority of these clubs run before or after the school day.