Physical Education, Health & Well-being


Subject Leader : Mrs Tutt

Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum at Lee Brigg. We encourage all of our children to be physically active at school and to develop a habit of being active, which will stay with them through childhood and into their adult life.

Children across school take part in daily bursts of physical activity including wake up shake up, dough disco and the daily mile. These run alongside a wide range of PE lessons, active outdoor play and learning opportunities and the chance to attend a range of active after school clubs, run by both teachers and qualified coaches.

Teaching children to keep healthy and safe is an integral part of our curriculum across school. Teachers plan specific opportunities and a whole school ethos underpins this learning. School nurses and other outside agencies, at times support with the delivery workshops to the children, as well as holding parent information sessions throughout the year.

We value the importance of children developing a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. We work with a charity called 'Futures in Mind' to support children's understanding of feelings and emotions from an early age. We teach children strategies to help them cope in different situations and give them the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.

From the beginning of their school journey at Lee Brigg, children in nursery are actively learning both indoors and outside, physical activity is encouraged wherever possible. In the Early Year's outdoor area, the children have access to climbing equipment, a large construction area, a mud kitchen, large sand and water play and space to play games. Once they start in main school, children in Key Stage 1 have a sports zone, a den building area, an obstacle course and a games area. Play leaders are employed at lunchtime to lead and encourage physically active play.

P.E. lessons at Lee Brigg start at the end of nursery and include gymnastics, dance, yoga, football, rugby, bench ball, hockey, scatter ball, athletics and skipping. The children have the opportunity to work with qualified coaches and teachers, alongside class teachers and the sports lead within the school throughout the school year.

Lessons are planned so that children develop an understanding of the importance of health and fitness whilst they acquire and develop key skills. Children are taught to evaluate and improve their performance and are encouraged to use their collaborative and leadership skills.

Competition and collaboration are promoted and are part of our school ethos, which in turn supports the development of independence, pride, belonging and the establishment of good relationships. Children at Lee Brigg are given ample opportunities throughout the year to compete both within school, against other schools in the locality and across the Waterton Academy Trust.

How is the content chosen?

The content of our P.E Health and Wellbeing Curriculum is based upon the needs of our children and community, outcomes of research publications and coverage of the knowledge and skills expectations as set out in the National Curriculum programmes of study, as well as the EYFS framework. The content may be adapted or changed, based upon the needs or interests of specific cohorts or links to up and coming sporting competitions.

How do we ensure progression of knowledge and skills?

At Lee Brigg Infant and Nursery School we have in place, for each subject area, a knowledge and skills progression document, which is used for planning, to ensure sequenced and appropriate content for specfic year groups, as well as a build up of knowledge and skills.
Within these documents there are also opportunities for differentiation, in order to meet the needs of all learners.

How is the subject taught?

The teaching of P.E lessons is protected time each week. Children across school from reception receive two hours of discrete P.E teaching.

Our sports leader in school teaches all classes at some point during the week, (along with their class teacher).
Further opportunities for physical activity are planned daily through active learning sessions and the daily mile. The lunchtime curriculum and after school curriculum have been developed to enhance opportunities further. Children in EYFS have access to outdoor provision daily as well as specific interventions such as 'balancibility' which promotes physical skills.

Health and Wellbeing are embed within the ethos of the school. As well as the discrete teaching of how to stay safe and healthy, children regular participate in workshops and activities to promote their mental health and safety.

How do we know that our children are making progress?

Ongoing assessments of the children's knowledge and skills is observed by the class teacher and sports leader. Children's outcomes are compared to the subject specific skills document. At the end of a block of discrete teaching (or term) subject leaders gather an overview of children's ouctomes in each subject area. This is used to plan approriate next steps for their future learning, as well as provide an overview of learning within a subject area across the whole school.

How do we promote Communication & Language (including reading), Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Health and Wellbeing?

Children are taught about how to stay healthy and safe in all aspects of their lives. Themes from the curriculum ensure that this is often a lead focus for a topic. Healthy lifestyles permeate across the school day, from periods of spiritual mindfulness to extended physical activity and active learning. The mental health of our children is paramount and opportunities to support and promote 'healthy minds', as well as develop our understanding as a staff, are at the forefront of our Health and Well-being philosophy. Our children are given opportunities to develop their interest and creativity across the curriculum which in turn supports their mental wellbeing.
Through sport and P.E. our children are encouraged to build up good relationships their peers, work collaboratively and support one another. Children are taught the skills of resilience and perseverance, which prepare them for the challenges that they are given in school, as well as the wider world.
Children's successes both in school and out of school are celebrated and they develop a sense of pride in their achievements.

What wider opportunities are provided for our children?

Children participate in regular internal and external sports competitions. They experience a range of different sport and physical activities through the use of specialist coaches in school.
Workshops and visitors, such as school nurses and 'Discovery Kitchen' enable children to begin to learn and understand aspects related to their wider health and wellbeing.

Extra-curricular clubs throughout the year always include sports and physical activities.

For further information on Health and Well-being at Lee Brigg, or the P.E. curriculum, please contact Mrs Tutt.

Health and Wellbeing Update Summer 2019
Health and Wellbeing Update Spring 2019
Health and Wellbeing Update Autumn 2018
Health and Wellbeing Update Summer 2018
Health and Wellbeing Update Autumn 2017

Please click on the link below for details of the Sports Premium Funding

2019 - 2020 Sports Premium Grant
2018 - 2019 Sports Premium Review of Impact

We support the Change4Life initiative Change for Life

Please visit our Parents page to find some useful links for further information on supporting your child's safety and mental health and well-being