Physical Education (PE)
P.E and Sport Funding
In April 2013, the Government announced funding of £150 million for PE and Sport in primary schools. Each school has received approximately £9,250 for the past three academic years.
As a school we are using this funding to improve the provision of PE and Sport. Please see PE and Sports Funding under the ‘About Us’ heading for details.
Learning through Physical Education and Sports
At Greenleas Primary School we are passionate about Physical Education and Sport and we believe in teaching the children about the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles.
Physical education develops children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games (including tennis, football, hockey), gymnastics, swimming, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Through the Wirral PE scheme of work and teacher’s planning, lessons provide the opportunity for progression which is clearly identified on progression maps.
It is our intention to develop a life-long love of physical activity and sport in all young people where children can develop essential skills such as leadership and teamwork. Physical education also promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. This will involve thinking, selecting and applying skills and promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
The aims of PE are to :
- Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
- Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations.
- Develop the way in which children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
- Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
- Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.
- Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
- Develop communication and speaking and listening skills.
- Provide children with a skillset which can be used and developed throughout their lives