'I Can' Statements for PE
PE develops children's knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can participate with increasing confidence in a range of competitive and non-competitive physical activities. PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills as well as promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
At St Antony's we aim to provide quality physical activity opportunities both within and outside curriculum time which consider the needs and interests of all pupils; promote positive attitudes towards participation in physical activity; enable pupils to develop a full range of basic movement skills; increase pupils' knowledge and understanding of the importance of physical activity; provide stimulating areas in which children can play and be active.
"At a time when ‘unstructured play’ in the street, the park, the woods, is disappearing in society, the importance of the delivery of physical education and sport in schools is greater than ever."
Gareth Southgate - ex England Football international.
From September 2016, St Antony's adopted the initiative introduced by Elaine Wyllie across Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Every child at St Antony's, from Year 1 through to Year 6, takes part in 'The Daily Mile' during the course of the afternoon. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children, regardless of age or personal circumstances. We have seen great success over the course of the autumn term, children compete against their own personal record to complete more 'laps' of the playground each day. Hopefully, now that our children are improving their fitness so rapidly - we can now look towards working together as parents and staff to join the band wagon! Our next step is to complete the 'Couch to 5k' programme so watch this space mums, dads and teachers...
On Monday, March 4th, we welcomed GB decathlete, Matt Lee.
Matt delivered an aspirational assembly explaining how he achieved his goals, how often he trains as well as his aspirations for the future - hopefully Tokyo 2020!
Matt worked with each Year group to develop their fitness and stamina. The children raised over £250 to go towards funding Matt's training for the Olympics - we hope he'll come back to show us his Gold medal!
On Thursday 29th November 2018, our PE Subject Ambassadors went to Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
We had an amazing day, we toured the ground and saw areas of the club that aren't open to the public - Did you know that there are cells at Rovers should security arrest anyone and need to hold them there?
We learned about the incredible aspiration and ambition of the late, great Jack Walker - he was truly inspirational and a credit to Blackburn.
We carried out sporting activities and wrote our own news reports before presenting them at the press desk! Have a look at our pictures below.
As Subject Ambassadors, we love PE and are passionate about promoting our subject in the school. We are looking forward to January, when we will be visiting the Velodrome for the UK Cycling Championships!