We aim, through the teaching of PE and sporting opportunities in school, for all pupils to be physically active through the development of their agility and physical co-ordination and, ultimately, for them to adopt a healthy attitude towards themselves.
We believe in an approach to PE and Sport which:
- Values the efforts and contributions of all children.
- Engages them in purposeful and enjoyable physical activity.
- Offers equal opportunities to all children.
- Supports and encourages healthy competition within the school community
Our objectives are to:
- Provide a broad balance of physical activities for all pupils every week.
- Cover a range of gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA) through dedicated lesson time.
- Provide access to the North Lincolnshire swimming scheme.
- Provide children with opportunities to compete in both intra and inter school competition.
- Enhance the school curriculum with external expertise.
- Teach all pupils to be concerned about their own and others’ safety in all activities, including the safe movement of equipment and resources.
- To encourage full participation in the range of extra-curricular activities made available in school throughout the school year.
Foundation Stage – Physical development
In Foundation, children will explore physical development, which involves children learning how to be active and interact with others; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity. Children at Lincoln Gardens will explore units of movement, body management and object manipulation in their lessons.
Key Stage 1
Pupils will be taught fundamental movement skills, and will have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be introduced to competitive activities (both against self and against others) to develop sportsmanship and resilience whilst also engaging in physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils will be taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
Pupils will access units of athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and sending and receiving.
Key Stage 2
Pupils will be taught to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will explore different ways of communicating, collaborating and competing with each other whilst developing an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils will be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
- evaluate their own personal fitness through a range of fitness tests in jumping, throwing, running and agility,
Pupils will access units of athletics, dance, games (invasion games, net/wall games and striking and fielding), and gymnastics (body management, floor exercises and flight)
Swimming and water safety
Pupils in key stage 2 will be provided swimming instruction through the North Lincolnshire swimming scheme..
In particular, pupils will be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres (national curriculum standard)
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Data will be provided by the North Lincolnshire swimming scheme which will be used to identify pupils who did not achieve the national curriculum standard of 25 metres and these pupils will be offered booster swimming lessons during curriculum time.
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a government led awards that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows us to evaluate our PE provision and develop an action plan for future progress.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics:
- Participation – how many young people at our school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs – how many local links does our school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
Previous application results:
2013/2014 – Awarded Bronze
2014/2015 – Awarded Silver
2015/2016 – Awarded Gold
2016/2017 – Awarded Gold
At Lincoln Gardens we offer a wide range of competitive sports. Every competition is categorised as a certain level; level 1, 2 or 3.
Level 1 – Intra-School Competition
We regularly provide pupils with the opportunity to compete in competitions, whether that be between houses, classes, or even friendship groups in curriculum time or as an extra-curricular activity.
Level 2 – Local Inter-School Competition
Competitions that involve competing with other schools from within the local or wider community. These are accessed via the school’s membership with the North Lincs School Sport Network which allows us to compete against schools in North Lincolnshire. There are three different variations of inter-school competition:
- Pathway events – an inter-school event where the winners feed into a county final.
- Development events – an inter-school event where there is no pathway and the purpose is established locally.
- Festival events – an inter-school event which involves a rotation of skill based activities.
Level 3 – County Finals
The county final is a culmination of numerous inter-school competitions. If schools are successful within selected level 2 competitions, they will qualify to represent the county at the final. The finals include schools from North Lincolnshire, East Riding, Hull and North East Lincolnshire.