At Moorside Community Primary School we ensure that all children have access to a broad and challenging PE curriculum. We strive to provide the children with a wide range of opportunities both in and out of the teaching time. The quality of the delivery of our PE curriculum is regularly monitored by our dedicated PE team to ensure that our high standards are consistently maintained. PE, sport and physical activity are at the heart of our school community.
The children are taught a varied, engaging and enriching PE curriculum. We believe that it is important to equip the children with the skills necessary to take part in particular sports so our curriculum is designed to give the children opportunities to use deep thinking skills during PE lessons, which can often link to other curriculum areas. We ensure that our teaching staff have access to a range of equipment that allows them to teach such an engaging curriculum.
It is important to educate the whole child during our PE lessons; therefore, we ensure that we develop independence, decision-making and leadership skills which are enhanced through our Sports Premium Plan.
Competition is a vital part of sport and therefore is an integral part of our PE calendar. We take part in a wide range of competitions throughout the year including, netball, handball, football, tag rugby and athletics. This gives the children a chance to showcase their sporting talents as well as their teamwork and sportsmanship qualities. A wide range of children have the opportunity to compete in different sporting events throughout the year and are encouraged as we believe that it is important for children of all abilities to have the chance to compete.
At Moorside, we pride ourselves on the number of after school sporting activities that we run for all children. Each teacher delivers their own club and passionately transfer their own skills to the children. From dodge ball to dance - children of all ages and abilities have the chance to take part in after school clubs run by teaching staff and outside agencies.
As a school, we believe that children should lead a healthy lifestyle therefore we strive to fill the day with opportunities for the children to be active. At playtime, we provide the children with a range of equipment so that they have the opportunity to take part in different sports. At lunchtime, our full time PE Coach runs different clubs for the children to take part in.
Situated on the campus, there are fantastic facilities, including; a dance studio, a MUGA, a 3G pitch and multiple sports fields. We also utilize the expertise of the PE teaching staff at the high school as we timetable sessions across Key Stage Two.
As mentioned, we believe that competition is important therefore we have ‘houses’ across the school. We use these houses as part of our intra-sport competitions throughout school. Through the use of the houses we are able to keep track of points that the children have received in PE lessons, after school clubs or at lunchtime.
We are very proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark - Silver Award in 2018.