Statement of intent

St Mary’s aims to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. At the school, we embed the core values of the School Games and offer pupils the opportunity to compete in sports and other activities, in order to help build character and reinforce values such as fairness and respect.

PE lessons are taught with the following aims in mind:

•         Meet the requirements of the national curriculum

•         Promote a healthy lifestyle

•         Encourage physical activity and exercise

•         Build self-esteem, confidence and resilience

•         Provide all pupils with access to the lesson

•         Develop pupils’ academic, social and physical ability

•         Encourage good behaviour and respect amongst pupils

•         Promote team work and cooperation amongst pupils

Our policy outlines what pupils will be taught during PE lessons and how they are expected to behave, as well as the measures taken in order to ensure the health and safety of pupils, including role-specific responsibilities.

This year we are embedding the School Games Values in all of our competitions, focusing on one value each half term. We will be looking out for an individual or team who best displays it! Have a look at the School Games website for more information on their 6 values.

TEAM WORK – everyone is treated equally, we support and respect our fellow class mates and team mates in order to have fun and achieve.  We are positive role models.

HONESTY – We are honest with ourselves and with others.  We compete in a fair and honest way.

RESPECT – We show respect at all times for each other, for ourselves, for opposition teams, for referees.  We show sportsmanship, shake hands with our fellow opponents and support our team mates in a respectful manner.

DETERMINATION – Having the courage to follow our dreams.  Having the mental strength, self discipline and determination to overcome obstacles, work towards our goals and work on been the best sportsperson we can be.
PASSION – Giving 100% effort. Competing with your heart and soul and never giving up in adverse times.   Been passionate about the sport you play and willing to give 100% to achieve your goals.

SELF–BELIEF – Always believe you can achieve. Having the confidence and self-belief to succeed

The school games values are displayed in both halls in school. During each lesson different values are discussed with the children depending on what activity they are doing. During both level 1 and 2 competitions children work towards and focus on different values.

During the year we have done different things with the values;

  • We have had a different value each week for one half term, when during Mr Jones and Mrs Belshaw’s PE lessons she has looked for children displaying and showing that weeks focus.
  • We have had a whole school assembly where the children have been talked through each of the values.
  • The Sports Leaders have sat down and thought about what each value means and have created a temporary display of their ideas in the hall.
  • Every year we have had a school games day where during each activity each team was score against the school games values as well as the scores from completing the events.
  • We have a ‘Change for Life’ club, where the children worked hard to collect all 6 school games stickers
  • We include all our children in our events
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