The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
Growth with Progress
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.
We also offer extra-curricular sporting activities including, Multi-Sports, Gymnastics, Running, Netball, Dance and Football before school, at lunchtimes and after school. In the past we also had British Cycling coaches in to take KS2 for a series of cycling lessons.
We also take advantage of external activities to provide additional opportunities for the children. Two years ago we took a team of children to participate in the TATA Kids of Steel Triathlon at the Olympics Park in London, and also a group of the running club took part in the Hadleigh Hares 2k Fun Run – and they all did really well too!
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.
Our Sports Relief Bake was a huge success with many imaginative designs. The pupils certainly rose to the occasion. It was great to see so many proud faces and judging was incredible difficult. Well done to Ava who came first. Lots of cake eaten by many!!
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.
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!