The Impact of Gymnastics at Alma Park
At Alma Park, we believe that we provide an enriching and engaging curriculum within all subjects, especially in PE where we give the children an opportunity to…
‘apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.’ (National Curriculum - Physical Education Programmes of Study: Key stages 1 and 2)
Here at Alma Park feel that we go above and beyond this statement when it comes to teaching gymnastics.
We offer the children the opportunity to develop their: flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in a variety of ways led by the class teacher, along with the support of a professional gymnastic instructor.
From Reception to Year 6 the children are able to develop specific gymnastics skills that focus on their physical development whilst increasing their confidence and self-belief.
The funding we have allows us to provide the children with this amazing provision.
The Impact of P.E at Alma Park
At Alma Park, we believe that we provide an enriching and engaging curriculum within all subjects, especially in PE where we give the children an opportunity to participate in a number of physical activities.
Here we aim to:
- 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
- build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
- lead healthy, active lives
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Swimming and water safety
Swimming instruction is provided to year 4 pupils where they are taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
At Alma Park, we feel that we go above and beyond what the National Curriculum requires when it comes to the teaching gymnastics and outdoor games.
The class teacher, along with the support of a professional gymnastic instructor/sports coach, leads lessons that develop specific skills, focusing on their physical development whilst increasing their confidence and self-belief.
The funding we have allows us to provide all children (from Reception to Year 6) with this amazing provision.