P.E. and Sport

PE at Marden Primary Academy develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities.

PE promotes an understanding of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

The school has a strong sporting tradition and has a number of school/club links. Subsequently the children will get the chance to work alongside a number of specialist sports coaches from the RFU, FA and ECB.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM MAP ~ AUTUMN TERM

AUTUMN TERM ~ HALF TERM 1
CLASS 1: Stepping Stones – Movement 1
CLASS 2: Movement Skills
CLASS 3: Invasion Hockey and Netball
CLASS 4: Invasion Hockey and Netball

AUTUMN TERM ~ HALF TERM 2
CLASS 1: Stepping Stones – Movement 2
CLASS 2: Movement Skills
CLASS 3: Invasion Rugby
CLASS 4: Invasion Rugby

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM MAP ~ SPRING TERM

SPRING TERM ~ HALF TERM 3
CLASS 1: Stepping Stones – Sense of Space
CLASS 2: Gymnastics and Dance
CLASS 3: Invasion Football
CLASS 4: Invasion Football

SPRING TERM ~ HALF TERM 4
CLASS 1: Stepping Stones – Health and Body Awareness
CLASS 2: Gymnastics and Dance
CLASS 3: Gymnastics and Dance
CLASS 4: Gymnastics and Dance

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM MAP ~ SUMMER TERM

SUMMER TERM ~ HALF TERM 5
CLASS 1: Stepping Stones – Using Equipment
CLASS 2: Sending and Receiving
CLASS 3: Cricket and Rounders
CLASS 4: Cricket and Rounders

SUMMER TERM ~ HALF TERM 6
CLASS 1: Review of Skills
CLASS 2: Sending and Receiving
CLASS 3: Tennis and Athletics
CLASS 4: Tennis and Athletics

Our PE links with other schools and the wider community
Our school takes an active part in competitions with other schools within HMFA and the city. These competitions are shown below

COMPETITIONS

HMFA competitions
Football, netball, rounders, cricket and athletics tournaments.

City competitions
Summer and Winter school games, football, hockey, netball, rounders, cricket, athletics, gymnastics, tennis, swimming gala, tag rugby.

Other community sporting links
We have a variety of coaching links county and countrywide. We have coaching staff from Hereford United, FA skills coaches, Cricket in the community coaches, fly fishing coaching through Wye Salmon Association, swimming coaching along with Premier League community football coaches at Stoke City and Aston Villa. We also have visits from prominent sports people with international recognition in the areas of athletics, motor racing and blind football.

EXTRA CURRICULAR
PE ACTIVITIES

All children at Marden Primary Academy have the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular PE activities. There are weekly after clubs as well as regular inter-house competitions that take place during lunch times. These clubs are well attended.

The children will also get opportunities to compete in several HMFA tournaments including Hockey, Netball, Tag Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, Tennis, Cricket and Athletics. In addition to this they will also compete against other Herefordshire schools at regional tournaments and at the Hereford Swimming Gala.