Purpose of study
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. Gaining an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and can contribute to both pleasure and life enhancement. The curriculum also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and ultimately academic achievement.
At Matchborough First School Academy we want children to:
Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week and are taught skills fundamental for gymnastics, games, OAA (outdoor adventurous activity) and athletics. Children are given the opportunity to swim for a term in Year 4 and all participate in themed sporting days such as Healthy Heart Day and Wimbledon Wednesday. All pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school between year groups and with other schools. Below are the yearly overviews for each year group and how skills progress across the school.
The Lead Learner for PE is Mr T Richardson
On Wednesday 31st January our Year 4 hockey team travelled to Redditch Hockey Club for the Redditch schools’ Quicksticks competition. Having lost their first game, the team’s spirits were not dampened, going on to win their next 5 games, topping their group and qualifying for the final. After a close fought game, Matchborough lifted the trophy, beating Holyoakes First School 1 – 0. The team consisted of Liam Penton, Gracie Morecock (4W), Charlie Few (4R), Callum Hancox, Oliver Davis, Daniel Styler, Lily-Mae Swansborough and Ruby Sherriff (4H). Mr Richardson is incredibly proud of the team’s gutsy performance in freezing conditions. The team have now qualified for the Worcestershire Winter School Games on the 12th February.