Welcome to PE and Sports at Littlemoor!
Physical Education Overview Littlemoor Primary School
At Littlemoor, we want all pupils to be physically active and confident in a way which supports and promotes a healthy lifestyle. We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. Regular PE lessons and sporting activities provide children with opportunities to improve their health and fitness, whilst having fun, learning new skills and developing existing ones.
We provide a broad and balanced physical education programme with activities designed to develop skills and vocabulary, whilst being enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through our PE lessons the hope is that the children will compete in sport outside of the school environment.
Over the academic year Littlemoor have competed in many extra-curricular competitions as part of the East Oldham sports cluster, including multi-skills, dodgeball, archery and football. We have also loved taking part in the cross-country meets at Stoneleigh Park, run by Oldham SSP.
Extra-curricular clubs are growing at Littlemoor and throughout the year we offer a wide range of sports including: netball, basketball, football, dance, gymnastics, cricket and athletics. The timetable of clubs are changed on a termly basis.
All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons. Children at Littlemoor in Year 4 attend swimming lessons for one and a half terms. Each pupil is required to be able to do the following by the end of year 6: Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations. Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
Sports Premium Funding-
The government is providing funding to schools to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:
Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers,
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.