At Eskdale Academy we believe that P.E is an essential part of the development and education of every child that helps create and sustain a healthy school environment.
We believe that all children should participate in P.E as it helps develop their physical competence, confidence and physical skills, promoting positive attitudes towards healthy active lifestyles and a range of areas in physical activity.
"P.E is a unique and vital contributor to a child’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced P.E Curriculum is intended to provide for children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of physical situations. P.E experiences should encourage children to appreciate the importance of a healthy mind and body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness. "
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
SPORTS AT ESKDALE ACADEMY
We are delighted to confirm that we have been named a YST Gold Quality Mark school, as well as winning a Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.
At Eskdale Academy we believe that P.E is an essential part of the development and education of every child that helps create and sustain a healthy school environment. We believe that all children should participate in P.E as it helps develop their physical competence, confidence and physical skills, promoting positive attitudes towards healthy active lifestyles and a range of areas in physical activity. P.E applies to all children in school, regardless of age, gender, race and faith and is inclusive to children of all abilities, developing the child in socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually.
Our aim in P.E is to provide physical activities for all children, covering a variety of gymnastics, dance, multi-sports, invasion games and athletics lessons. Additionally, we provide access to swimming lessons in Year 3 with additional swimming intervention to those children who have not achieved the National Curriculum expectation of swimming 25m. In Addition, we deliver Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Orienteering) to Key Stage 2 and encourage full participation in a wide range of after school clubs that are made available in school.
We do this by teaching two 60 minute lessons of high quality P.E a week to all Years. Planning, delivering and assessing all areas of the PE Curriculum, linking to the bigger picture of a ‘Healthy Active Lifestyle’. Providing a range of after school clubs and delivering activities at playtime and lunchtimes. Establishing links with local sports clubs in the area and promoting holiday opportunities for keeping the children active.
The Sports Crew/play leaders are a group caring children who have been trained to organise activities for other children on the playground. They encourage children to join in games and to extend their friendships. The leadership skills that they have been taught will also help to raise self-esteem, self -confidence and encourage physical activity.
A Play Leader should aim to have the following qualities:
· To be a great role model
· Be Kind
· Be able to help other children
· Abide by rules
· Respect equipment
· Be honest, reliable and trustworthy
· To be a good team member
Aims of Play Leaders:
· To improve behaviour on the playground
· To provide a safe area for children to practise their social skills
· To develop friendships between pupils
· To encourage problem solving
· To teach pupils appropriate skills and games
· To be a good role model for their peers