|To provide opportunities for our children to experience, enjoy and excel in high quality PE and school sport incorporating a diverse range of motivational activities which offer life-long learning through challenge and competition.|
At Farsley Springbank, we recognise the vital contribution that physical education provides children in terms of their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in their spiritual, moral and cultural development.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations leading to a life-long attitude which supports health and fitness.
We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries.
At Farsley Springbank Physical Education is delivered by class teachers and specialist PE teachers. Each child has access to a minimum of 2 hours high quality PE teaching each week throughout the academic year. These are usually split into 2 x 1 hour lessons. In Key Stage One, we focus on the fundamental skills (Agility, balance and coordination) needed to be physically literate before implementing these skills in sports specific lessons through Key Stage Two. Within these sport specific lessons, children are challenged to make links between the variety of sports they have played and learn where skills are transferable. For example, when looking at Handball children will be asked which skills they have learnt in Netball, Hockey, Football etc. which will help them be successful learners in their Handball lessons. To ensure high quality PE lessons which allow children to progress across their time at Springbank and beyond, we use a scheme built by the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) who are the leading experts in Physical Education and School Sport in the country. Throughout the schemes of work, children not only work on their physical skills (hand) they also build their head skills (tactical and spatial thinking) and their heart skills (teamwork and cooperation). Throughout the year, children will also experience expert dance tuition from Phoenix Dance Theatre Company and multi-sports coaching from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. Underpinning all teaching of PE is the ethos that these are not skills which stand in isolation, they are skills which will allow our children to live long, happy and healthy lives long after they leave us.