Here at Collis Primary School, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have strong links and partnerships with local clubs within our community, including Harlequins RFC, Brentford FC and Teddington HC ensuring Collis children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.
When developing the P.E. curriculum here at Collis Primary School there is a focus on teaching the children new skills and techniques. To ensure P.E. lessons provide the children with a real sense of purpose, they are all linked directly to National Curriculum aims through a wide range of individual and team sports/activities. An example of this is in Year 3 where the children complete a racquet and ball unit of work. During the unit there is a focus on skill development culminating in a Borough event, held at Teddington Tennis Club, where these skills are applied in a competitive team environment against other local schools.
To ensure the children at Collis are exposed to a broad variety of sports and activities, our curriculum includes a focus on ABC (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination), swimming and dance in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. This moves on to sport specific units in Key Stage 2 including Athletics, Gymnastics, Football, Tag-Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, American Football, Hockey, Cricket and Rounders among others.
The P.E. at Collis supplemented effectively with a broad and varied extra-curricular sporting offer. Led by specialist sports coaches and dedicated members of Collis staff, a vast majority of children are actively involved in a variety of clubs including Gymnastics, Skipping, Football and Dodgeball. Those children who are the least active are identified and actively encouraged to come along, raise their heart-rates and join in the fun. These opportunities are open to everyone and can be funded by Collis where necessary.
P.E. has a high profile at our school. Our children are confident with applying a range of skills and techniques to actively participate in different activities.
Each class is given a weekly swimming slot for at least a term each year in our school swimming pool. Together with high quality teaching, this incredible facility is improving all children’s competency in swimming. This is evident in younger children taking their first strokes and those in Key Stage 2 who are preparing to swim competitively in the Richmond borough Gala.
Children are confident to talk about what they have learnt in PE and reflect on how they can develop their skills. All children aim to display our sporting ethos of fair play and sportsmanship at Collis: they are encouraged to act with grace and humility in both victory and defeat.
If you were to walk into a P.E. lessons at Collis, you will see:
• Active, happy children
• Clear skills being taught
• Sustained periods of exercise through a range of activities
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Children competing against one another
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Successes in 2021/22