Physical Education at Greenbank Primary School.
Here at Greenbank we pride ourselves on offering a broad and in-depth curriculum. One that allows and enables our pupils to grow in confidence, learn the value of respect, work as part of a team, develop their leadership skills and most importantly, make informed, lasting choices about the way they live their life!
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Here at Greenbank we believe PE and sport are essential to a child’s health, well-being and physical and mental development. We pride ourselves on offering a broad and in-depth curriculum, one that allows and enables our pupils to grow in confidence, learn the value of respect, work as part of a team, develop their leadership skills and most importantly, make informed, lasting choices about the way they live their life! We want all of our pupils to leave school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation to encourage them to continue participating in sport and leading healthy, happy and active lives. School Improvement Liverpool have aided the development of a whole school progression document to ensure that the pupils are constantly building upon what they have learnt in previous years with their skill development, vocabulary and performance levels.
All pupils currently receive weekly PE lessons, with the PE curriculum designed to ensure all requirements are met by the end of each Key Stage. Over the course of the year, blocks of swimming lessons are provided to certain year groups and pupils in the Juniors, with the intention of swimming the required 25 metres by the end of Key Stage 2. Extra opportunities arise and take place throughout the year for pupils to participate in a variety of sports, activities and also units delivered by experienced coaches, for example the LFC Premier League Primary Stars programme, Basketball with Mersey Mavericks and Gymnastics with Future Gym Sports.
We take part in a growing number of competitions in the wider community, allowing the children to compete against other schools and boroughs, helping to develop a healthy competitive nature and attitude.
At Greenbank, we have a variety of extracurricular clubs that all pupils have the opportunity to take part in and develop their interests.
We work alongside LSSP and Liverpool Schools Improvement to allow our school access to courses, sharing good practice and opportunities to support and enrich our PE curriculum.
Children are assessed against a bank of statements created with the support of Liverpool School Improvements for each strand of the PE curriculum. The statements have been carefully mapped out for each year group meaning skills are progressive, built on year on year and show clear development. The learning outcomes help to support planning and the understanding of the development of a child through PE. These can be found within the curriculum overview.
We believe that the competition element of sport is an important life experience for children and try to ensure that pupils get the opportunity to represent the school in various competitions.
Although this competition season was cut short due to coronavirus, we have still had some brilliant results! All teams have shown great determination, resilience and commitment, in a range of weathers.
Greenbank Primary have competed in the Liverpool Primary Schools Cross Country series for the first time, as well as the inaugural Road Relays. The boys team finished 6th overall in the Intermediate Schools, with the girls finishing 8th. We have also had two individual Greenbank pupils represent Liverpool at competitions against other Merseyside Boroughs.
We have also been represented by a boys and girls team in the Liverpool Schools Football Association League Hubs, as well as an indoor athletics competitions
Well done all!
As a school, we are actively taking part in the National Initative ‘The Daily Mile’, to help promote daily exercise and enhance our fitness levels. More information about the Daily Mile can be found by following the link. https://thedailymile.co.uk/