Intent - What we are trying to achieve?
At Yealmpstone Farm Primary School, the intent of our curriculum and PE ethos is:
We believe that Physical Education (PE) is fundamental to our children’s development and learning. Not only does it engage and motivate children, but it is a great way for our children to develop life skills such as teamwork, determination and respect. Physical exercise is also essential in mental health and developing a healthy lifestyle at a young age will lead to greater wellbeing and mental resilience in later life. In essence, our PE curriculum aims to develop confident, capable learners who enjoy being physically active.
Implementation - How will we achieve this?
At Yealmpstone Farm Primary School we are committed to providing at least two hours of high quality PE per week for all our pupils. These two hours comprise of:
In addition to our timetabled curriculum, a healthy life-style is promoted with opportunities for children to stay active and eat healthily throughout the day. For more information, please read our successful Platinum Schools Games Mark application which is available below. For one week in the summer term, Yealmpstone Farm Primary has a week designed to boost our healthy lifestyle ethos. We have a multitude of workshops such as: nutrition, mental health, wellbeing and mindfulness and yoga. We also hold a range of activities across the week such as: archery, fencing, bike rides, sporting events, running, and inter-school competitions in rounders, disc golf and quick-cricket. Lastly, having role models in sports is essential so each year we welcome an Olympic Athlete to tell us about their work and run a fitness workshop school wide. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to have face time with top athletes as an aspirational visit. Most recently, in 2019, we met Molly Caudry, an Olympic Competitor in the Pole Vault who won silver medal in the European championships and David King in 2021, an Olympic Hurdles competitor.
Sports Council and Sports prefects are trained to lead PE in the school at a peer level. They provide feedback to staff and help ensure that break and lunch are fun, active and happy. These children also act as a school voice and help to guide and develop PE, school sport and physical activity.
Impact - What difference will this make?
The impact of our PE curriculum and ethos is clear:
Clubs and Partnerships
To see the clubs run at lunchtimes and after school click here
Yealmpstone Farm Primary School are part of the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership whose vision is…
“…to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the health and well being provision for all children and young people. Our MISSION is to positively impact on the lives of every child and young person attending Partnership schools and their parents/carers through the opportunities that we provide to help them achieve more in life and at school. We promote the Olympic and Paralympic VALUES of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.”
We also part of the School Games network and as such are part of a national project that aims to get more young people participating and engaged in sports and competition. For more information about the School Games please click on the hyperlink above. As part of our sports programme the PSSP run School Games events at regular intervals in the academic year to enable our young people to engage in various level of completion. For upcoming events or to read some of our blogs, please visit www.yourschoolgames.com and search for our school.
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