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"Jesus came to give fullness of life" John 10:10

PE & Sport

Idle CE Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health in order to flourish in the fullness of life. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to give pupils opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to keep them safe, such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equality of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at Idle, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
PE at Idle CE Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure through a skills based approach that incorperates the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Pupils at Idle CE Primary School participate in two hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half-term. In addition to this, pupils are encouraged to participate in a varied range of extracurricular activities through daily lunchtime sports clubs and after-school sports clubs, which run a minimum of three evenings per week each half term.
Competitive sports are an important aspect of life at Idle CE Primary School, and pupils are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area on a regular basis. We take an inclusive approach to competitive sports, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental health and the well-being of as many pupils as possible. All of our competitive events offer opportunities for pupils to develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by all pupils who participate.
Pupils in Year 5 are trained to become play leaders for the school. These play leaders facilitate opportunities for pupils to participate in physical activities during their break times and lunchtimes. In addition to this, Year 6 pupils are offered the chance to become Sports Leaders for the school. Our sports leaders develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other sporting activities that take place during the academic year.  These roles support pupils across Idle CE Primary School in order to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
Pupils at Idle CE Primary are able to  participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year through our links with Sports UK and through our residential visits in Year 3 and Year 5. Pupils experience activities such as: archery, outdoor and adventurous activities, boxing and skipping. These experiences provide the pupils at Idle CE Primary School with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness, try something new and flourish in different areas of the National Curriculum for PE. 
At Idle CE Primary School, our pupils receive skilled swimming instruction in Year 5, supporting them to succeed in the target of pupils being able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave Primary School. Pupils are also taught water survival skills through this instruction. 
Pupils at Idle CE Primary School are motivated to participate in a variety of sports through high quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From their lessons, our pupils learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport in order to allow them to succeed in sporting areas when they transition to secondary school and outside of the school environment in our local community. It is our aim for pupils at Idle CE Primary School to  grow up to live happy and healthy lifestyles, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

Please see our photo gallery IN THIS SECTION for more examples of PE & Sport activities.