Every child at Alderton Junior School has the opportunity to take part in regular physical activity to become more physically confident and competent. By providing the children with a rich and varied PE education, they will develop a love and passion for sport and physical activity. Curriculum PE is delivered to the highest standards combining up to date teaching methods, safety and diverse content with a thoughtful approach to suit our pupils, going above and beyond the requirements of the national curriculum.
Pupils have two hours of timetabled PE lessons every week covering games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities. Students build on the development of the key skills they have developed in KS1. We encourage the children to develop and apply a broader range of skills as they start to gain a deeper understanding of strategy, teamwork, collaboration and competition. Pupil’s healthy lifestyles and habits are a key priority and pupils also take part in daily ‘Activate’ or ‘Daily Mile’ challenges and activities.
In year 5, all pupils take part in weekly swimming lessons at Loughton Leisure Centre. Catch up sessions are offered in year 6 for those who still need to reach the 25m target.
The main outcomes for children in P.E. are to:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
be physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives
Pupils will be assessed termly in PE according to skill development, acquisition of skills, understanding of health and fitness and evaluating and improving their performance.
All pupils are given the opportunity to compete in inter house competitions in school and in competitions against other local schools through the West Essex School Sport Partnership and the Epping Forest School Sport Partnership. Pupils can progress to County level in events where they excel. Pupils with additional needs are given tailor made competitive opportunities to compete at both intra and inter school level.
Pupils have access to a wide range of after school clubs and sport specific training opportunities. Clubs are offered to all pupils, however some opportunities are targeted to ensure that specific groups of children are able to participate and benefit from the activities on offer.
Sports Leaders are identified through the house captain system. They receive specific sports leader training and are given opportunities to develop and grow as leaders through a range of opportunities and responsibilities relating to house competitions.