To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord
Our high quality PE curriculum offers a wide variety of activities both in and out of curriculum time. Children learn that being active is fun and an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Holy Family and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.
To enable us to do this, we follow the scheme of work called 'RealPE'. We have also begun to follow 'The Power of PE' scheme.
”The ‘Real PE’ programme has been developed to give ALL children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It places the learner at the heart of what we do with the ulitmate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported in their learning.”
'RealPE' is a scheme of work by Create Development which encourages a broad, balanced, child - centred approach to P.E. and Sport.
'RealPE' praises behaviour not skill, passes the responsibility of the lesson to the learner and encourages success, not only within a P.E. lessons but also to other lessons and every day life.
The Power of PE
The aim of 'The Power of P.E' is to help instil Physical Education at the heart of School life, one way we aim to achieve this is by creating robust cross-curricular links in progressive P.E lessons.
Children in Year 3 and Year 4, as part of their outdoor PE lesson, attend weekly swimming lessons at Armley Leisure Centre, where they are split into three groups. Two groups being taught by the trained instructors and one of the groups being taught by the ASA trained class teacher.
The programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique.
Last year we took part in the School Swimathon:
"Participating in School Swimathon will help your to school increase swimming activity, helping raise the profile of curriculum swimming as well as supporting the ASA’s vision that every child should learn to swim before they leave primary school."
As a reward system, children are given a certificate to mark their improved swimming distance at the end of the year.