Greenfields is committed to providing outstanding PE provision, both as part of the school curriculum, and through extra-curricular opportunities. We want to promote pupil health and wellbeing, and to raise standards of attainment across the curriculum.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We aspire to provide at least 2 hours per week of high quality planned PE. We have a PE curriculum that offers a broad range of sports; focussing on a challenge and developing skills, fitness at an individual level, raising aspirations, sportsmanship and increasing the health and life long sporting passion for all. The school’s PE provision is based on both the new National Curriculm and on the key findings of the Ofsted publication ‘Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all’.
At Greenfields we offer a high quality curriculum which is inclusive and is designed to meet the needs of all pupils. We try to cater for all our children’s needs and to ask the children which clubs they would like to see at Greenfields, this is done by Student Voice through the School Council. We track all our children’s participation in school clubs and sporting events in order to monitor participation and help to ensure we can provide something for all.
Over the year, each child will particpate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons with swimming for LKS2.
Adventurous activities in Years 5 and 6 include climbing, canoeing, problem solving, orienteering and archery which are delivered while they attend annual residential trips at Robinwood.
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life. In the Summer term we hold our annual Sports Week in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races which also include a parent’s event.
We wish to complement the PE curriculum with a wide range of alternative as well as traditional sports through our extra-curricular sporting activities. We hope to capture pupils interest and enthusiasm and nurture a lifelong commitment to participation in sports and physical activity.
We use outside coaches to enhance the variety of activities we can offer. Most recently we had a coach in from Cramlington Rockets to teach KS1 childen about multi-skills. The activities and skills taught have also been applied and progressed within PE lessons as they were enjoyed so much by the children.
Our teachers are a great resource for sports clubs this year, with Mr Irving leading shadow boxing as part of Greenfields University, and a KS1 football club on a Tuesday. Mr Lumsdon also runs a football club for KS2 on a Thursday lunch time. The children are all asked to work together to organise their own team and follow good sportsmanship.
During the Summer Term Year 5 trains up as Sports Leaders. Following their training the children support others at playtimes and lunchtimes to participate in a range of sporting activities.
We enter a wide range of competitions, particularly through our cluster group of schools at Seaton Burn College.
In the summer term we are entered into and practising for a number of different competitions such as the Skipping festival for year 4 and a Kwik Cricket competition for y6.
We take part in the North Tyneside Dance festival every year. This year the dance was based around ‘Topic work’. The y5 and 6 children worked hard every week to come up with their own choreography around their topic of the rainforest. We went to Whitley Bay Playhouse back in March and performed in front of a full audience. (picture 1 dance festival)
PE and Sports Funding
The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and can therefore only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
For a detailed expenditure of PE and Sports funding please go to: http://www.greenfieldsprimary.co.uk/sports-funding/