A Warmingham Sports Person
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why is Physical Education Important?
Physical education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
RCSAT’s Vision for PE - On completion of the PE curriculum our pupils will have developed:
- The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve good levels of performance.
- Good levels of physical fitness.
- A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, exercising regularly and making healthy lifestyle choices.
- The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and wellbeing.
- The ability to take the initiative and become young leaders.
- Developing levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
- A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
- The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
PE at Warmingham
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
Through our strong partnerships with the Rural Church School Academies Trust, and Middlewich Sports Partnership (MSP) we are able to provide a wealth of sporting experiences for all our children. We have been able to introduce them to new sports and even encouraged them to continue them outside of school hours. Many following and achieving high accolades in the sporting society.
Mr Friel, who is PE lead across the trust, is our designated school PE co-ordinator and assists the school in organising events and timetabling PE to ensure depth and breadth of the sporting curriculum.
At Warmingham we offer a broad, balanced and high-quality PE curriculum which supports children’s health and fitness and embeds values such as fairness and respect.
As a school, we are part of the Middlewich Sports Partnership which hold many sporting fixtures and competitions. For these events, we appreciate lifts and support from parents to enable Warmingham to participate in these fixtures and competitions.
In addition to this, there are lunch and after school clubs which offer a variety of sports and these change throughout the year to provide the children with a more extensive choice of activities.
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.