What is PE?
PE encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health. PE focuses on developing physical fitness and the ability to perform and enjoy day-to-day physical activities with ease. Learners also develop skills necessary to participate in a wide range of activities, such as soccer, basketball, or swimming. Regular PE classes prepare learners to be physically and mentally active, fit, and healthy into adulthood. PE helps students develop social skills, for example, team sports help them learn to respect others; contribute to a team goal and socialise as a productive member of a team. PE contributes to each child’s total growth and development.
Primary key stage one and two
At Landgate, primary learners are assessed against Primary Learning Ladders which encompass the P Scales (stages 1-9) and National Curriculum Year expectations (stages 10-15).
Primary classes participate in at least one lesson P.E session a week, although Physical activity is used cross curricular with other subjects. Learners can access other physical activities throughout the week at break times and in our sensory area. All primary classrooms have a trampette and resistance bands for learners to access. Primary PE is planned and delivered by the lead teacher.
Secondary key stage three
In key stage three, learners are assessed against Flight Paths which are a breakdown of P scales and National Curriculum year expectations. Learners are placed onto a pathway dependent on their PE development; ensuring personalised learning.
Key stage four and Post 16
PE at key stage four and post 16 is planned and delivered around the Duke of Edinburgh award (http://www.dofe.org/) Bronze award. Learners have to complete:
- Volunteering section: 3 months
- Physical section: 3 months
- Skills section: 3 months
- Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
- Learners also have to do 3 more months (additional) in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.
All learners access Rebound and Swimming sessions termly. Landgate learners are assessed against our own assessment system throughout the school.
Our Rebound session are delivered by a qualified Rebound therapist Mrs Jackie Taylor. We follow the Winstrada program of rebound therapy from grades 1-10. The phrase ‘Rebound Therapy’, describes a specific methodology, assessment and programme of use of trampolines to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic positioning, exercise and recreation for a wide range of users with additional needs. Some of the benefits of Rebound Therapy include the developing and improvement of:
- Strength of limbs
- Muscle tone
- Reaction speed
- Eye contact
- Freedom of movement
- Sense of achievement
- Spatial awareness
- Body awareness
- Social awareness
- Consideration of others
- Trust and confidence in Coach/Assistant
- Colour recognition
- Height and depth perception
- Fun and enjoyment
Other benefits include:
Stimulation of digestive system
Improved bowel function
Internal organ massage
Clearing of toxins from the body.
Encourage after school activities, weekend clubs, information is available for parents to further develop learners’ progression and healthy lifestyle via school enquiries.