Our mission at Trent is to develop independent children who are able to
take the lead with a lifelong love of physical education.
As a Church of England school we believe that God created everything and he created humans in his own image, making them extra special. A large part of our physical education is learning about our wonderful human bodies and how they work. We believe that PE allows children opportunities to understand how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy. PE also a provides a unique opportunity to explore one of our school values of perseverance. Often in PE we have to try new things or keep going with something we find hard, giving us the opportunity to persevering. We strive to show that with Christ as our helper we can keep preserving in anything that we find hard.
PE provides opportunities for the development of physical, personal, social and intellectual skills and it encourages positive thinking, positive actions, co-operation, tolerance and respect for others. PE promotes the undertaking of exercises that can be continued into adulthood as part of a healthy lifestyle. At Trent we do this by providing two hours of physical educational each week, through the teaching of dance, gymnastics, games and swimming (KS2).
At Trent, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. With the help of Non-Stop Action, we offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives
Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Trent we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.
PE at Trent is taught by a combination of class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special competitive events. At Trent, the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports.
Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, coordination and fitness. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. During KS2 children will have a series of structured swimming sessions.
· The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
· The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
· High levels of physical fitness.
· A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
· The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
· The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
· Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
· A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
· The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.