PE and sporting activities
Our PE curriculum enables children to become independent, responsible and well-rounded through their participation in a range of sporting activities and development of their individual talents. Physical Education provides a vital contribution to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, provides for pupils’ increasing self-confidence in their ability to control themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Through our PE curriculum, children at Kippax Greenfield understand the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles through being active. We strive to build confidence, competence and motivation to become lifelong participants in physical activity and sport. Children practise, develop and refine their skills, applying sport specific knowledge and playing intra and inter school games and competitions across a broad range of sports.
We work closely with the Healthy School Ambassadors to ensure that through our physical education provision, we meet articles 12, 23, 24 and 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
At Kippax Greenfield, pupils in key stages 1 and 2 have two hours of high quality PE timetabled per week through which we develop the five areas of activity, as set out in the National Curriculum: dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities. Children in Year 5 also have weekly swimming sessions. Children in early years receive one hour of whole class directed PE alongside daily outdoor provision.
Year 4 pupils take part in an overnight camping experience and Year 6 pupils go on a residential activity week, where they complete many specialist outdoor and adventurous activities. Pupils also have the opportunity to complete their bikeability training. All children are provided with the opportunity to attend a variety of after-school clubs and represent the school at a competitive level.
All pupils are taught to:
- Develop competence in a broad range of physical activities with opportunities to excel
- Be physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
- Develop an ability to work independently and to display positive sporting behaviour
- Develop a broad base of knowledge, skills and understanding of movement
- Give their creative and expressive abilities physical form
Please find our PE curriculum documents below.
PE and sporting activity funding:
During 2019-20, Kippax Greenfield Primary School received £17453 of PE and sporting activity funding. We contributed £4390 to the Brigshaw Learning Partnership MAT for joint PE and sporting provision. The provision and effect of the funding is outlined in the following reports:
Sainsbury's School Games Award:
We were first awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Award Gold in September 2016 and have maintained Gold status ever since.
The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.
It rewards school for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and Physical Education and was first launched in June 2012 via the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
You can follow our sporting events on our sports Twitter account @KGPSsports.
Year 6 Swimming Competency:
80% of 31 children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
80% of 31 children can use a range of strokes effectively
25% of 31 children can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations