Longford Park School has a strong Physical Education (P.E.) and sport ethos. Resources are excellent and cover every sport.
We closely follow the curriculum, the main curriculum subjects being:-
- Invasion Games ie. football, rugby
- Striking & Fielding ie cricket, rounders
- Net games, ie tennis, badminton
- Multi-skills ie co-ordination, balance
- Swimming - A group of pupils attend the leisure centre on a weekly basis for lessons.
We integrate many things into our P.E. sessions for instance:-
- Warming up and cooling down
- Acquiring and developing skills
- Evaluating and improving performances
We are very lucky here at Longford Park School to have sports coaches visit and deliver sessions to the pupils. These coaches have very specialised skills and experience which they share during their visits. We have had coaches deliver sessions on footballing, skateboarding, judo, kickboxing and many other sports.
Our membership with the Trafford School Sports Partnership brings with it many opportunities to participate in sport competitions.
The school is committed to offering an excellent P.E. curriculum with opportunities to participate in sporting competitions and increase awareness of how to fulfil a healthy lifestyle. Above all it provides an opportunity for pupils to enjoy themselves - we like to see all with smiles on their faces.
MR D HIGGS
P.E. & SPORTS CO-ORDINATOR
Play to Learn (P2L)
P2L sessions started several years ago and have proved very popular with both pupils and staff. The idea behind P2L was to create an academic learning environment in the hall rather than being class based. The aim is to learn whilst undertaking a physical activity.
Play to Learn provides a different learning method that may appeal to children who struggle in a traditional classroom setting.
Why using a physical activity works for us:-
- Young children are active learners who enjoy learning through play and physical activities
- Children’s physical skills are developed holistically across all Areas of Learning. There are many opportunities for children to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the Areas of Learning
- Problems with/concerns over a child’s physical development can be an indication that the child may have some learning difficulties
- Some children will be physically more skilful before others, it is important to observe children’s skills and consider individual needs
- As children progress through the Foundation phase and become more confident, improvement in coordination of gross and fine movements will continue and new skills will be learned
- Due to their contribution to a child’s health, fitness and safety