At North Crescent, our PE offer takes children on a journey from EYFS to year 6.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework but also a range of extra-curricular activities and experiences in order to enrich the children’s education and promote both learning and personal growth along with physical and mental well-being.
We use a scheme of work called 'Complete P.E.' to develop our pupil’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence across an increasing range of physical activities. Our sequential programme supports our belief that every child should experience activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. We firmly believe that by providing positive, physical experiences we encourage our pupils to develop a lifelong interest in their well-being.
The range of physical activities we offer includes athletics, dance, games, woodland school/orienteering, swimming and gymnastics.
At North Crescent, each class is timetabled to have at least two hours of Physical Education per week.
EYFS & KS1 provides opportunities for pupils to:
KS2 provides opportunities for pupils to:
Pupils are taught to:
Swimming is a life skill therefore we do not limit swimming to a single year group but instead all pupils in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons every year until they are proficient swimmers.
Dance and Gymnastics
We use a specialist teacher to deliver our dance and gymnastics programme alongside our class teachers. This has been a strategy that has proved to be very successful in engaging all pupils and enabling them all to experience success, alongside developing their skills and knowledge.
School Sports Partnership
Alongside our taught curriculum, we love to promote physical education more widely and as such have developed a strong link with Bromford Senior School through the School Sports Partnership Scheme. Our participation in the partnership enables us to build up valuable contacts which in turn means that our pupils can also access:
We try and aim to enter as many as possible to give all children a chance to represent the school.
Furthermore, we also have a strong link with the Essex FA where our children get a chance to take part in level 3 football cup competitions. And, we also take part in inter-school competitions with local schools through our participation in football and netball leagues and the District Sports event.