We strongly believe that PE should be enjoyable and our aim is to nurture an enthusiasm for taking on a healthy, active lifestyle. We think that sport should be competitive for all children whether this is through intra-school competitions, personal targets or inter-school competitions. Firside is a gold standard member of the West Norwich and Dereham School Sport Partnership and capitalises on the additional support from a Secondary PE Teacher as well as other qualified coaches.
At Firside, we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and wellbeing. Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. It promotes active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to learn confidence, perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation. Children must engage in a programme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. PE is an integral part of school practices allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
The School’s aims for Physical Education have been developed in connection with the aims of the 2014 Physical Education National Curriculum:
The national curriculum for physical education 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
Through teaching Physical Education at Firside Junior School we aim to:
- develop the health, wellbeing, fitness and coordination of children
- encourage teamwork, unity and collaboration with class members and peers
- develop a positive attitude to Physical Education and a healthy lifestyle
- develop the interpersonal qualities of tolerance, patience, discipline, taking turns and perseverance
- foster community links with local schools and sports clubs.
WHAT IS THE ‘P.E AND SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING?’
‘PE and Sport Premium Funding is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils.
Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money’.
(Source: Department for Education website)
Below are links to documents explaining how the school has used its PE and sport premium allocation. The school has maintained School Games gold award status since 2015-16.