At Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary School, we believe that PE, physical activity & school sport (PESSPA) is a vital part of school life and ultimately our children’s future well-being. It plays an important role in the holistic development of our children, building character, resilience, co-operation, trust and self-confidence. We acknowledge and value the contribution PESSPA makes to whole school improvement, impacting attendance, behaviour and pupil attainment.
Our Physical Education INTENT statement:
It is our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures ALL children benefit through: enhancing existing skills; learning new skills; having fun; performing with increasing physical competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and contexts. We offer a wide range of activities which encourage children to enjoy exercise and make healthy lifestyle choices. We intend for our children to leave Kirkstall St Stephen’s with the confidence to partake in PESSPA both at high school and at local clubs.
We believe that swimming is an important life skill and allows children to engage in a broad range of water based physical activities throughout their lives. It is our intent that 100% of our pupils leave our school able to swim the minimum standards set by the National Curriculum.
PE Curriculum Overview
SCHOOL GAMES MARK
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
The School Games Mark (a Government-led award scheme, launched in 2012) is facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active. We are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who have not previously been active, or who have not represented our school competitively. We want to ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
After school clubs and lunch time clubs
As a school, we are committed to providing a wide range of extra-curricular physical activity for our children. Every week, there are 4 extra-curricular clubs on offer for children in Years 3-4. Look out for messages from your child's teacher on Class Dojo about these clubs. If you would like more information about these clubs, please speak to your child's teacher or Mr Crossley.
Have a look at some of the Physical Activity and sport that takes place at our school:
Year 3 and 4 Outdoor Adventurous Activity at West Leeds Activity Centre - 17th May 2022
U11 Netball vs Froebelian and Fulneck - 18th March 2022
Well done to our u11 Netballers who won 4-3 vs Fulneck and drew 5-5 with Froebelian!
Fun Netball Camp - October Half Term - Elite Netball Coaches
Year 4 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at Leeds Mods CC - 7th October 2021
Year 3 & 4 Intra School Cricket Tournament - September 23rd 2021
SPORTS WEEK 2021
This week, all of our children have taken part in ice-skating, rock climbing and multi-sports!