At Sele First School we recognise the vital contribution of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum to develop children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of individual, team, co-operative and competitive situations. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using adaptive teaching where appropriate.
We believe that through the variety of opportunities that our broad PE curriculum offers, children will have a strong opportunity to develop competence in a range of physical activities. As well as this, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which physical activity contributes to a healthy lifestyle and provide opportunities to overcome social and cultural boundaries.
We plan a range of activities and events that provide children with a broad base of knowledge, skills and understanding, which they can develop and refine during their time at Sele First School. We encourage children to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem solving. The importance of a healthy body and mind is embedded within the PE curriculum. Children are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body and begin to understand factors that affect health and fitness.
In line with the Government PE and Sport Premium Funding, where possible, the school provides opportunities for children to work with PE specialists. The funding will also; increase the whole school’s physical activity; raise the profile of PE as a tool for whole school improvement; increase the confidence and skills of staff in teaching PE and Sport; broaden the curriculum on offer to the children; and increase participation in competitive sport.
Children will be afforded the opportunity to take part in competitive sport, both in school and between different schools through the School Games; our strong links with local sports clubs and coaches; local and regional competitions and hosting our own events.
Children in Y4 also take part in a weekly swimming lesson at the local sports centre, Wentworth Leisure Centre. They have progressive lessons in ten week blocks that build upon skills in water confidence, competence and water safety.
At Sele First, we understand the vital role physical activity plays in children’s mental health and wellbeing.
For further information, please see our attached PE Policy.
Wednesday 11 October 2023 KS2 Cross Country County Championships On Tuesday, 23 children from across Key Stage 2 took part in the Northumberland Schools Athletics Association Cross Country County Championships at Temple Park, South Shields. With children from all over the North East region taking part, we knew the competition was going to be fierce. However, all children gave the challenging course their best efforts and completed the team event with steely determination. We even managed a couple of top ten finishes, which is all the more impressive given the number of children in each race averaged at around 200. Well done to those who took part and for representing the school with excellent effort and great resilience. We eagerly await the final results which should be published by the end of the week.
Wednesday 4 October 2023 Sports Leaders Training Today, our Year Four Sports Leaders have been to Haltwhistle to take part in School Games Active Training. They learned active games which they will be sharing with the rest of school over the next few weeks. Great job Sports Leaders!
Monday 2 October 2023 The PE Library returns to Sele! Today marks the return of the PE Library to Sele First School. At the top of the yard, our Year Four Sports Leaders will be ready and waiting to offer you the chance to loan some sports equipment for use at home. This is totally free of charge and will run every Monday from 3:15-3:30. Returning the equipment couldn't be easier. Simply drop it back into the large blue container by the main entrance when you would like to return it - we suggest around a week makes for a good loan! Our Leaders will catalogue the equipment and get it ready for future use! If you have any questions, come and ask us at the PE Library!
Thursday 28 September 2023 Year 2 Netball Club Today was the first after school session of Year 2 Netball with Kathie Keady of Hexham Junior Netball Club. The children enjoyed learning movement games with lots of netball twists to them. They also spent some time honing their throwing and catching skills. They look forward to next weeks session!
Wednesday 20 September 2023 Competition Time - The PE Library To mark the return of our popular PE Library, we are giving one lucky winner the chance to have a logo that they have created transformed onto a large flag banner, becoming the symbol for the school's PE Library. The flag will be displayed for the school community every Monday between 3:15-3:30 where our Year 4 Sports Leaders will offer you the chance to loan PE equipment for use at home.
PE and Sports Premium Funding Documents