PE and Sports Premium
“We learn to love everyone as Jesus loves us.”
At Our Lady’s we welcome this news as we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. As a school we pride ourselves on the physical development of our pupils and we provide a wide range of opportunities and activities for them.
Our Vision for PE and Sport in Our Lady’s
To improve the provision in PE and sport within the school’s curriculum for Physical Education
To improve the level of PE being taught within the school to correlate to the new curriculum
To increase participation for all pupils
To increase the opportunities for pupils who have low participation rates.
To improve and raise the standards of PE across all areas of the school
To have trained sports coaches who can deliver outstanding PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming for Year 5 and Year 6 and Outdoor and Adventurous activities for Year 4 and Year 6. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and sports has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as ‘Health Week’ or ‘Best of British Week’ where children participate in a wide range of activities and have a ‘taster’ session of a sport or activity that otherwise they may never have tried.
During our residential visits to Hawse End and Plas Menai, children are given the opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault course, Keelboat sailing, kayaking, mountain biking and stand up paddle boarding.
In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports day in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races and non-competitive activities.
Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example, Widnes Vikings and Liverpool Women’s Football Club run sessions or give talks. Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills.
Beyond the School Day
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teachers, teaching assistants and sports coach.
Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many sports such as: Dance (and Drama), High 5, Rugby, Tag Rugby, Boccia, Football, Cricket, Kwik Cricket, table Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country.
We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year.
We enter a wide range of competitions and have had many successes including champions in High 5, representing Halton in the Merseyside Youth Games.