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Marnel Junior School we believe that Physical Education (PE), should be experienced in a safe and supportive environment, to ensure that children achieve optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities. We working closely in partnership with Planet Education to provide all children with opportunities that inspire them to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We are passionate about teaching children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding equity and fairness of play and embedding these life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Marnel Junior School, through the sporting skills taught as well as through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
NC KS2 Expectations
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught:
to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
perform dances using a range of movement patterns
take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Travel To Tokyo Challenge-Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games
To celebrate the rescheduled 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games this summer, schools and families are invited to get active in a virtual travel to Tokyo challenge. This is an exciting challenge allowing each class in the school to compete with one another in a fun way. It is also a lovely way of encouraging our children to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle and recording all your activity brings your children and their class closer to the goal of reaching Tokyo.
You can log your children's activity as well as your own and that of your family on the Get Set Travel to Tokyo website https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo
There is no need to register your details.
Hopefully with the weather getting warmer and longer days you will have more opportunities for exercise outdoors and plenty of fun activities to try.
Thank you to those of you who have already logged on to record your children's sporting activity since we launched it in the school, please continue to do so.
Keep active and have fun.