Our PE curriculum / aims
At St Martin’s, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
For our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children we follow the LEAP into Life programme, which helps to secure genuine physical literacy for young children. Those children who are physically literate are able to move with fluency, poise, precision and efficiency.
In year 3 and above we use the PEDPASS scheme of work, which provides children with experiences in athletics, dance, outdoor adventurous activities, gymnastics, invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games and swimming.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the next 7 academic years to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This could be through developing or adding to the PE and sport activities that are already offered or by making improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
The Primary School Sport’s Funding which we receive, will enable us to continue and extend our provision through training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions, employing additional sports professionals and entering into more competitive sports competitions. We are also planning to join St Luke’s Secondary school as a partner school where we will have access to specialist coaches to support and deliver training for staff, intra-school competition and inter-school competition, young leader training for year 5 and 6 pupils, MTA training, access to the gifted and talented provision and an invitation to a wide range of friendly fixtures, competitions and festivals including the annual Primary Olympic Style games.