Subject Leader - Julie Labbett
At Langwathby School our intent is to provide a varied and exciting Physical Education (PE) curriculum. As well as the traditional sports we also like to give the children the experience of new and different sports. In recent years these have included cycling and lacrosse. We intend to deliver a high-quality curriculum where all children are valued and are encouraged and inspired to succeed in PE and in developing life skills. We are also keen for as many as our children as possible to represent our school in sporting competitions and festivals through out their time at Langwathby School. These include Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, Tri-Golf and Rounders. We also work with many outside coaches to give the children access to high quality coaching in a variety of sports. We also want to help our children gain confidence in becoming leaders in PE situations. We do this by providing a variety of opportunities throughout the year where the children are able to develop their leadership skills.
- PE at Langwathby C of E School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time activities, our annual sports day and any other sporting activities.
- Children in Years 3 and 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Spring Term. Any children that are still unable to swim at the end of this block is given further opportunities as they progress through school.
- We use and adapt a scheme of learning from Get Set 4 PE to ensure planning, content and delivery is age appropriate. This scheme ensures lessons, year on year, are progressive.
- The emphasis of our PE curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.
We offer a residential OAA opportunity to children in Key Stage 2 every year.
Children are given the opportunity to attend a variety of after school sporting clubs throughout the year.
We hold an annual sports day where all children are involved in a number of different races.
Through our PE curriculum we encourage children to take part in a range of sporting activities and to foster a love for physical activity which we hope will stay with them once they leave Langwathby C of E School. Through their PE lessons and the other sporting activities which are offered to them, the children learn to take responsibility for their own health and well-being and also to help support other children taking part in being physically active. They also have the opportunity to experience both competitive and non-competitive sporting activities which gives them a chance to experience the wide range of sporting activities that are available to them. They will hopefully take the skills they have learnt into later life and will grow up to live happy and healthy lives.
Eden Valley Sports Partnership (EVSP)
We are members of EVSP and during this academic year we will be taking part in a number of sporting competitions organised by EVSP. We also attend events organised by local schools and sporting organisations.
Updates about the events we take part in and how our children performed can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.