At Kingston Park we believe it is important to provide high quality Physical Education which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel. We believe that a healthy body helps maintain a healthy mind and that regular exercise improves the complete mental, physical and social well-being of our children.
Regular activity during the school day is strongly associated with higher concentration levels as well as more directed, composed behavior. Each day (weather permitting) the children take part in a run, building up from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. In addition to this each class is allocated 2 hours per week in which to teach PE. We run a number of sports based after school clubs and have successful school teams across a variety of sports including football, athletics, swimming, badminton and rugby. A number of our children currently represent teams at club and county level.
Skill - "A learned ability to bring about the result you want, with maximum certainty and efficiency"
At Kingston Park we have a skill focused approach to the teaching of Physical Education. Beginning in Foundation Stage and up to Year 4, we focus on the development of generic and transferable skills delivered through a multi-sport approach, with children learning skills, techniques and strategies that can be used in a range of different sports and activities. The Upper Key Stage Two curriculum is increasingly sport specific, and allows our children to experience a range of different sports and develop specific skills, techniques and strategies for each. They also have the opportunity to undertake different roles in lessons – for example performer, coach, leader and official, and the Year 5 children have the chance to complete the Sports Leaders UK ‘Young Leaders Award’.
At Kingston Park we follow a sequential, developmental curriculum that progressively builds on past skills and incorporates new experiences when children are ready. We aim to find ways to actively engage all children in physical activity for the majority of every lesson. In addition to being actively engaged, children are also given plenty of opportunities to practice the skill or concept being taught. Our lessons provide many practice opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups. As well as many practice sessions, we aim to plan lessons so that youngsters of all abilities have high rates of success. When children experience success, they are more likely to continue practising and working to improve than when they fail.
Kingston Park is well resourced through the PE and Sport Premium funding. We use a large number of external coaches to enhance the knowledge and skills of both teachers and pupils.