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“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.”
At Lindfield Primary Academy physical education is an integral part of our curriculum. We intend to teach our children to understand the importance of physical activity, health and well-being. We aim to give the children the fundamental skills that they will need and the ability to apply these skills to both individual and team games. We believe that not only should children have the physical skills but also the ability to be resilient, recognise their areas of development and take pride in their achievements. We want our children to have the opportunities to discover new interest and talents that enhance pupil cultural development.
We aim to do this through implementing and delivering an engaging and inclusive PE curriculum across the Academy that inspires children to succeed in physical activity. All children take part in 2 hours of PE each week. We deliver the Real PE scheme which is a unique, child centred approach and includes challenge and support for every child. We focus on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. Children are taught transferable skills and values such as personal challenge, team work and social skills.
Our children are given many opportunities to take part in physical activity each day which are included in their daily learning. We have taken an active approach to learning and as a result of ‘The Childhood Obesity Plan,’ we now include The Daily Run into our school day; an initiative that we have adopted to encourage pupils to increase the amount of physical activity they participate in each day.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive and non-competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
At Lindfield Primary Academy we are committed to helping children live a healthy and active lifestyle. The Government Childhood Obesity Plan has set out the ambition for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with schools being responsible for delivering an additional 30 minutes of exercise a day on top of their 2 hours of PE sessions each week.
Lindfield has been dedicated to increasing the enjoyment of physical activity and incorporating this within lessons, playtimes, and after school activities.
Have a look at the many physical activities we have been getting up to throughout our school days.
Some of our Year 6 children have taken on the role of being a Sports Leader. The children have been busy setting up lunch time competitions and playtime activities for children to take part in each week. They will also be receiving coaching from Mid Sussex Active.
At Lindfield Primary Academy, we offer a wide range of sports clubs before during and after school. Not only do sports clubs increase our physical fitness, but they also increase our social skills, team working skills and self esteem!
Here are some of the clubs that take place at our school:
The Year 4 and 5 children had a fantastic time at the Handball Festival. They played lots of games and learnt many new skills.
Year 4 Cross Country
Here are some of our Year 4 children who competed in the Cross Country race at Harlands Primary School on Tuesday 10th October.
Year 6 Girls Football
The Year 6 girls played brilliantly on Wednesday 18th October coming 1st in the tournament against local schools!
At Lindfield Primary Academy we provide the children with a range of competitions and festivals through 'Mid Sussex Active' where they can apply skills learnt in PE and in after school clubs. They are also offered an opportunity to learn new skills to help develop a life long love of sport and keeping active.
'Lindfield Primary Academy are delighted to announce that we have achieved the PLATINUM award for the School Games Mark! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Lindfield Primary Academy are delighted to announce that we have received the GOLD award for the KS1 Quality Start Award! Our school has been working hard to increase the engagement in physical education for all children and as a result the profile for sport across the school has been raised. Our school has created some great links with local secondary schools and the community to increase the amount of festivals and competitions we offer the children. The children at Lindfield are becoming more aware of healthy lifestyle choices and have been committed to challenging themselves in their PE lessons. A great success!