Sport

Here at Lily Lane we are committed to promoting physical health and well-being and we believe that it is important that pupils understand that physical health contributes to mental well-being.

Pupils are taught about the benefit and importance of the daily exercise, good nutrition and sufficient sleep.

Lily Lane aims for every child to take part in at least 60 minutes of activity every day across the school week. This is achieved through Physical Education lessons, play, swimming, skipping, dancing, sport, balancibility bikes, active travel and fitness activities.

Through an extensive physical activity/ PE/ sport programme Lily Lane offers children the opportunity to take part in a variety of physical activities both within school and out of the school grounds.

For more information on our school sports and competitions, please click on the ‘School Games’ link which can be found on the ‘Children’ tab.

Intent

Lily Lane Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Lily Lane, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.

 

Implementation

  • PE at Lily Lane Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, striking and field games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor & adventurous activities (OAA)
  • 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 the varied range of extra-curricular activities. There is an enrichment programme every Friday afternoon for the Year 6 children. Children can attend after school sport clubs three evenings per week.
  • 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.
  • Children in Year 6 attend a 3-day residential in the lake district.
  • Children in Year 4 swim once a week for the full academic year.
  • Children take part in a fit 4 life programme every day

 

Impact

We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.