Physical Education (PE)
We are proud recipients of the Gold Sports Games Award this year, which we also received in 2018/2019 and 2019/20, as well as being recognised for our support, commitment and engagement of virtual programmes during the National lockdown in 2020.
Our Houses are named after inspirational people in Sport and they are:
At Dunton Green we inspire our children with a meaningful PE curriculum through a range of sports that create enjoyable opportunities for all children to achieve; motivating them to be resilient team players who make healthy choices.
For us, PE is not simply a tool to develop fitness, it is a vital part of our curriculum. The benefits of physical education are countless and through teaching PE at Dunton Green we aim to: improve children’s well-being, both physical and emotional; reduces stress; improve concentration, and promote our school’s core values. PE can help to motivate and inspire children who find other subjects more difficult and can also have a positive impact on academic achievement. We encourage the children to persevere and to be resilient, we have high expectations of our children’s behaviour; and support them in working as a team and interacting effectively with others.
The children enjoy two PE sessions every week and learn a range of skills and sports including, multi-skills, dance, gymnastics, team games and athletics. Our specialist PE teacher delivers lessons from a comprehensive scheme (PASS) alongside our teachers in order to develop staff subject knowledge. Pupils in Years 3, 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to experience swimming.
We provide multiple opportunities for the children to be active during the week through PE lessons, ‘Dance Fridays’ where the children are encouraged to dance to music during Friday lunch times and we also use the Daily Mile initiative. As well as this, our trained Year 6 sports leaders lead lunchtime clubs for Key Stage 1 children and as part of our ‘Green Time’ initiative, children can take part in a range of sports not included in our curriculum from cheerleading to golf and lacrosse!
Being part of the Knole Sports Partnership, https://www.knoleacademy.org/490/knole-sports-partnership-10 we are able to provide regular opportunities for pupils to take part in competitions at an inter school level and we have been very successful in events over the last few years. We also run intra house competitions every term, where our children compete for the prestigious house cup. Our four school houses are named after inspiring, black British, sportspeople.
We believe that physical education should be fun for all. We are striving to make PE inclusive and engaging for all pupils and we intend to encourage healthy living and healthy choices.
At Dunton Green Primary School we pride ourselves on having a strong tradition of taking an active part in inter-school sports competitions. We run a range of free after-school activities, offering opportunities for children to participate in a variety of sports from football to hockey, cricket and athletics. This is in addition to a full programme of dance, gymnastics, games and swimming through class PE lessons as well as the daily mile initiative.
What is the ‘Sport Premium’ and how will it help us achieve our goals?
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for the Physical Education (PE) and Sport – often referred to as a ‘Sport Premium’. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. When asked about the 'Sport Premium' at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: ‘When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London's vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focusing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.’ (Lord Coe)