PE and Sport are very important aspects of school life at Stafford Leys Primary School. All pupils will participate in at least 2 hours of physical activity per week through curriculum PE. We believe that all pupils should be given the opportunity to develop key values such as passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork through sporting activities. These attributes are linked to the School Games values. Lessons are delivered by enthusiastic and skilled class teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) or through team teaching alongside our specialist PE coach. We aim to deliver high-quality and engaging lessons focusing on the skills required within each year group. Progressive learning objectives, combined with varied teaching approaches, endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils.
A balance of individual, paired and group activities; co-operative, collaborative and competitive situations aim to cater for the preferences, strengths and needs of every pupil. Such activities aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. They also develop a pupil’s ability to work independently and to respond appropriately and sympathetically to others, irrespective of their age, gender, cultural or ethnic background.
Pupils are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum. KS1 focus on the fundamental skills required for their year groups and KS2 focus on applying and developing these skills through a wider range of sports and games. The curriculum overview for each year groups is shown below:
EYFS: Games- Spatial Awareness and Ball Skills, Gymnastics, Big Moves and Dance
Year 1: Gymnastics, Big Moves, Ball Skills, Games, Dance and Athletics
Year 2: Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Year 3: Swimming, Hockey, Disco Dancing, Gymnastics, Net/Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Games and Athletics.
Year 4: Tag Rugby, Striking and Fielding Games, Bollywood Dancing, Basketball, Gymnastics, Street Dance, Athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Badminton, Quicksticks Hockey, Tri-Golf.
Year 5: Invasion Games, Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Rugby, Hip Hop Dance, Fitness, Tennis, Cricket, Netball, Tri-Golf.
Year 6: Basketball, Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Rugby, Zumba, Badminton, Fitness, Cricket, Athletics, Dance, Outdoor Pursuits.
Our Sports Leaders this year are from year 5 and 6. During break times our sports leaders are working with year 1 and 2 children to develop PE skills in a range of fun games and activities!
SCHOOL GAMES MARK
Stafford Leys is proud to have been awarded the Gold Level School Games Mark for the past 2 years due to the school’s commitment and development of sports!
Plain white/light blue polo/t-shirt
Plain navy blue/black shorts
Plimsolls (indoor), trainers (outdoor)
In colder weather children are encouraged to have a plain dark coloured track suit as they will still be doing outside PE in the colder months(not applicable to Foundation Stage).
In Year 3, we take the children swimming. Girls need to wear a swimming costume (No Bikinis) and boys need swimming trunks (Trunks must be shorter than the knee).
Earrings must be removed for P.E Lessons. If your child has just had their ears pierced they can not take part in P.E for six weeks and can not be covered by tape.
No jewellery other than stud or small sleeper earrings
(under half –inch/1cm) may be worn in school at any time. No nail varnish, nail extensions or make-up may be worn.
Studs and sleepers must be removed for any physical activity. The child must be able to do this themselves or a parent will need to remove them on the morning of PE sessions.
Children not wearing uniform
The expectation from both staff and governors is that all children will wear the full uniform – both the main uniform and the PE uniform, and adhere to the code on wearing jewellery. However if the child is unable to wear uniform due to exceptional circumstances parents should contact the class-teacher to let them know.
Children not wearing uniform will be reminded to do so by their teacher in the first instance.
If this re-occurs a letter will be sent home.
If this continues the parents will be asked to make an appointment with the Head Teacher or a Deputy Head to try to resolve the situation.