Physical Education, Health & Well-being
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 opportunities throughout the year to compete both within school, against other schools in the locality and across the Waterton Academy Trust.
For further information on Health and Well-being at Lee Brigg, or the P.E. curriculum, please contact Mrs Tutt.
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2017-18 Sports Premium Funding
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