At Monkhouse, we believe all children will be their best self. We encourage children to be ambitious, courageous, reflective and kind so that they can fulfil their full potential. We provide opportunities and motivation for all children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by promoting children of all abilities to develop their skills. We carry this out by offering a wide range of activities; and to actively take part in competition to become the best that they can physically be. We believe that resilience, determination and sportsmanship underpin all physical activities and are vital skills for a physically active lifestyle.
In Key stage 1 and 2…
PE lessons are fun, active, engaging and progressive. To teach PE progressively across school (in KS1 and KS2), we use appropriate year group schemes of work for games, dance and gymnastics. In conjunction with these schemes, we plan a timetable of extra curricular activities to consolidate or extend learning. To ensure coverage is broad and balanced, each individual class is provided with an outline of lessons, skills and games to be taught across the academic year. This is in line with the timetable set for the North Tyneside School Games competitions.
In Early Years...
In the Early Years Foundation Stage educators will prepare the children for the primary PE curriculum through the development of core skills, moving and handling and health and self-care activities. Focus is on developing a basic understanding of his/her body in space and its relationship to his/her environment; the strength to move and maintain postures; the balance to carry out movements or remain still. We provide opportunities for each child that allow him/her to practice movements that develop core skills, including balance, strength, body awareness, knowledge of left and right, coordination and visual skills.
It was great to have everyone involved in our Active mile launch! It was amazing to see so many children, staff, parents, grandparents and siblings running with such determination. We ran over 400 miles as a whole school!