PE at St Gerard's

 

We believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and cooperative environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupils’ physical and emotional development, as well as their health and well being.

 

''Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity'' - John F. Kennedy.

 

PE at St Gerard's

 

At St Gerard's, we believe that our high-quality physical education curriculum should inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in both competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We provide children with opportunities to become physically confident and manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. We cater to the needs of individual pupils by providing a balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities that suit children's needs and abilities. Throughout our high quality teaching of physical development within all key stages, pupils will build character and develop a sense of key values including fair play, respect and sportsmanship. 

 

The aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

 

In our school, we ensure that each child received 2 hours of high-quality PE and sport within the curriculum. Children in KS1 and KS2 are also offered extra-curricular sport activities through after school clubs. 

 

Our School Sports Coach

Mr Edwards

Mr Edwards was educated at Edge Hill University studying Sports Development. He has achieved his FA Level 2 coaching badge as well as spending time coaching football in New Jersey, USA.

In Mr Edwards' spare time, he likes to play football for Widnes FC and has previously won the North West County Championship with them.

 

Daily Mile

To engage all children in extra-curricular sporting activities, we also complete the Daily Mile each day. Completing the Daily Mile each afternoon has had many benefits for our children. Children enjoy taking part in activity daily as they enjoy having fun outside with their friends with a sense of freedom. Completing the Daily Mile is an inclusive activity for all children, including those with special and complex needs and therefore no child ever feels as though they are left out or cannot do it!

There are many health benefits towards completing the Daily Mile including:

  • Increased levels of fitness, stamina and energy
  • Reduced obesity levels 
  • Development of gross and fine motor skills
  • Promotion of the idea of self-care within children 
  • Helps to reduce feelings of anxiety or stress
  • Helps children to develop greater resilience and determination

 

After School Extra-Curricular Activities

 

When we return to school in September, there will be a variety of extra-curricular clubs available for KS1 and KS2. All of the clubs will run from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. If you wish for your child to attend on of these clubs then you will be required to complete a reply slip which can be obtained from the school office.

 

School Games Mark

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the School Games Mark Bronze Award! This award recognises our achievements and commitment to the development of sports across our school and community. We have worked hard to achieve the award this year and are really pleased with our achievement. 

 

You can keep up to date with what we are doing in our PE lessons by searching #StGerardsPE on Twitter! 

@StGerardsWidnes 

 

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