At Linthorpe, we believe that Physical Education is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and to their health and well-being.
Our PE curriculum is broad and balanced with a variety of activities to enhance pupil’s physical education. It is designed to inspire all pupils to succeed, develop confidence, skills and knowledge. It enables pupils to develop pride in their achievements, encourages a pursuit for excellence, and promotes fair play and respect.
Our PE Curriculum follows the National Curriculum Programmes of study and is delivered through the “Rising Stars, Champions” scheme of work. This is a whole school sport and fitness programme, which develops pupils’ fundamental movement skills assessing their progress and fitness from Early years to the end of Key stage 2. We also supplement this with activities such as skipping, the golden mile and an extensive swimming course in Year 5.
Each year we hold a 'Health & Fitness Week’. As well as children across school getting involved in a wide variety of activities such as Skip 2bfit, cycling, hula hooping, dancing and obstacle courses. We also invited parents into school for traditional sports day events.
Extra-curricular Sports clubs
An extensive programme of extra-curricular school sport and activities complements our PE curriculum. This includes opportunities to compete at both intra and inter school level. The children enjoy the choice of a range of traditional activities including football and hockey as well as new, alternative sporting activities including boogie bounce and dance fitness.
Through our school council, children are given a choice of sport clubs they would like after school. All school sport, including after school clubs, are supported by our dedicated School Sport Organisers (SSOs).
We are part of the Youth Sports Trust (YST), Middlesbrough Schools Sports Partnership and Acklam Sports Partnership. Membership of these means we take part in many festivals and competitions throughout the year at all stages of primary education. They enable pupils to showcase their skills and further develops their confidence.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
SMSC forms an integral part of our PE curriculum:
Spiritual - Explore, creativity through producing gymnastic and aerobics routines, creating and developing own attacking and defensive set plays and tactics, reflecting and critiquing their own and others performances. Pupils are encouraged to question throughout lessons – WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW
Moral – pupils learn fair play, trust and team work in lessons, encourage good sportsmanship, respect equipment, facilities and the environment
Social – Through creating, a sense of community in lessons and clubs, interacting with the community and primary schools. Encourage pupils to recognise and respect social differences and similarities and celebrate success both in and out of school.
Culture – By gaining an understanding of different sports, use of international examples of different athletes and their achievements. In addition cultural engagement through the Sports for schools program with visiting elite performers both at school and in their own sporting environment.