School Games Mark Award 2022.23
Captain Webb received the top accolade for school sport and games: The School Games GOLD Award! This Government led scheme rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
We have achieved this award for 4 years running (excluding COVID years).
AWARD WINNING PROVISION OF PE.
P.E Curriculum Statement
Our intent is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that allows them to develop as confident responsible citizens equipped with the skills that will allow them to be successful in our ever-changing world, both in the present and the future.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities (memorable experiences) to engage learners and develop their cultural capital which has been recognised as essential if children are to succeed.
We believe that our children should not only reach their best academically, but also develop a thirst for knowledge, foster a love of learning and leave our school with exceptional independent learning skills.
We are fully committed to developing each child's unique potential within a secure and caring environment.
We use our Captain Webb Values to promote positive attitudes to learning:
Physical Education is taught at Captain Webb Primary School as an area of learning, as well as being integrated where possible with other curriculum areas such as Maths where we provide a contextual opportunity for time and measure. We have implemented a curriculum where pupils from the age of 2 to the age of 11 not only enjoy but also allows them to experience a range of activities that broaden their knowledge and experience. PE consists of two hourly lessons per week. During the summer term Year 5 and 6 receive high quality swimming lessons where there is also a focus on performing lifesaving strokes.
The key knowledge and skills of each topic are mapped across each year group. This ensures that children develop their knowledge of games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activity progressively throughout the whole school. The skills in these areas are also developed systematically, with the programme of study for each year group building on previous learning and preparing for subsequent years. Knowledge and skills are informed and linked to enable achievement of key stage end points, as informed by the 2014 National Curriculum.
We teach lessons so that children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Every lesson requires the children to think of the importance of preparing their body for physical activity, acquiring and developing new knowledge and skills and also evaluating and improving their performances and the performance of others.
As part of the Telford School Sport Partnership children are given a wide range of opportunities to engage in inter and intra competitions throughout the year. This allows them to communicate, collaborate and compete against each other on a consistent basis.
At Captain Webb we acquire an outside agency to teach PE alongside class teachers. This ensures that every child receives high quality PE and that teachers receive specialist training on a regular basis. This guarantees sustainability. They also provide opportunities for children to extend their school day by taking part in a variety of activities thus supporting their health and well being during the current pandemic crisis.
Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. We aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being. This is delivered during Health Awareness Week which focus on cross curricular links with PSHE and Science.
In order to increase our children’s cultural capital, we provide opportunities for the children to;
Inter sporting competitions such as the Crossbar cup.
A range of intra sporting competitions such as Archery, Boccia and New Age Curling.
Arthog Outreach where children experience canoeing, caving and climbing.
Arthog residential visit where children experience a variety of outdoor activities such as, orienteering, mining, mountain walk as well as team building activities where children focus on problem solving.
France residential visit where children experience survival skills, scavenger hunt and take part in Chateaux Olympics.
The school achieves well in a number of sporting activities and achieved a School Games Mark Gold Award in recognition of its PE provision and children’s access to competitive sports which the school has maintained since 2017.
The use of external agencies such as West End Dance also demonstrates the positive impact of the Pe curriculum. We are now working towards achieving an AFPE Quality Games Mark Award which acknowledges and celebrates outstanding practice and innovation in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.
We as a school believe that no child should be left out, and aim to support the parents as much as possible in the current financial crisis. We have, therefore, decided to provide all children with a universal P.E. kit, which will remain in school.
We as a school have recognised the impact of COVID, and subsequent rise in prices of swimming lessons therefore, as well as the free lessons given as part of the curriculum, we also use part of the school funding to give Years 4, 5 and 6 additional swimming lessons.
The school has strong links with Telford Tigers Ice Hockey Team. This enables the school to offer parents and children discounted ticket prices to their matches.
Daily Mile Track
In line with government initiative Project 60, we decided to equip the school field with a daily mile track. This has been a direct result of the pandemic, as when children were returning to school it was noticeable that physical exercise had been restricted during their time in lockdown. We wanted to tackle this and could not think of a better way than children completing a daily mile.
What is the Daily Mile?
It is a physical activity which promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. It takes place outside in the fresh air during the school day at a time of the teacher’s choosing. Children run in their school clothes and no special kit or equipment is required.