The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
In the light of Jesus, we learn to shine
Our vision for PE at Elmsett is:
To raise the aspirations of all pupils regardless of athletic talent, physical and mental abilities or disabilities encouraging them to acquire motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities in order to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle in an increasingly changing society.
We recognise the vital contribution of physical education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations leading to a life-long attitude which supports health and fitness.
We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries.
We have put in place a range of sporting activities to challenge and teach the children new skills as well as providing the opportunity for competition at school, pyramid schools and county level.
At Elmsett Primary, Physical Education is delivered by teachers and coaches. Each child has access to a minimum of 2 hours PE teaching. These are usually split into 2 x 1 hour lessons and focus on the fundamental skills. Key Stage One use a scheme called Real PE which has a multi- ability cog approach making sure the following skills are worked on in all PE units:
KS2 develop the fundamental skills through specific sports.
Our PE curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in both competitive sport and other. It is through these activities that pupils become physically confident; they learn that physical activity is ‘fun’ and crucial in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.
We hold various school level competitions and events and activities such as the Sport Relief Mile. We take part in many inter-school and Hadleigh pyramid events at Hadleigh High school and other primary schools. We host the Small Schools XC Run each year for year 3 and 4 children.
In KS2 the children have the opportunity to have swimming lessons at Hadleigh Swimming Pool - Owls in the Autumn Term and Badgers in the Spring Term - and the older children are selected to compete in the Pyramid Schools Swimming Gala in February each year.
Sports Day is fun for the whole school and the children have the opportunity to compete both individually and as a team in a range of themed events.
We sent pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 to fun in the RHS schools cross country competition. We are so proud of how well our pupils did:
Year 4 Boys: 4th overall
Year 4 Girls: 16th overall
Year 6 Boys: 10th overall
Year 6 Girls: 20th overall.
Jump In Ipswich
KS2 went to 'Jump In' in Ipswich to help the staff train. They had a wonderful time using all the equipment and learning how to bounce safely.
U9's Hadleigh Pyramid Tag Rugby Festival
Following coaching sessions from Hadleigh Rugby Club earlier in the term the Children from Badgers Class enjoyed a morning at Hadleigh Ruby Club. They were thrilled as they scored lots of tries and gained many tags.
U9's Girls Football Festivals
Girls from Badgers Class enjoyed their first Football Festival at St Josephs College in Ipswich. They played many games, learnt more about playing football and scored a few goals too.
The girls also attended the U9's Football Festival at Ipswich Town Football Club. They had the opportunity to develop their game of football
We took part in the Hadleigh Pyramid Dodgeball Festivals for U9 'sand U11's. The children all played well and the teams were recommended for fair players. There were no positions as it was a festival.
We took a squad of 6 to the School Games Girls Football Festival at Ipswich Town Football Club. The girls grew in confidence and their game developed during the afternoon with the help of an ITFC Academy coach. They won a couple, drew a few and lost some but they had an amazing afternoon as a team and they didn’t stop or give up.
School Games Football Festivals
We sent Boys and Girls U11's Squads, which included children from Years 3 and 4 to take part in the development sections of this Football Festival. Both teams enjoyed these events and the coaching they received.
2 Teams from Owls Class had a successful event at the Hadleigh Pyramid Schools Swimming Gala. The children swam individual races and then a relay. They came 4th over all, which is a great achievement. They had fun cheering their classmates on in their races -Well done
The year 2 children had a brilliant time at Hadleigh High with the other pyramid schools taking part in a multi-skills festival. As you can see below they did some really fun activities. Thank you to Miss Clarke and the sports prefects at Hadleigh for another fantastic event!
Otters class had a fantastic time trampolining at Hadleigh High School in February 2019 - look how high we bounce!