At Vale View we aim to provide a broad, varied Physical Education and School Sport experience for all children. We endeavour to offer opportunities in sport for pupils to be creative, competitive, co-operative and to face different challenges as individuals and within teams. We believe physical activity ensures physical, mental and emotional well-being and encourages children to take part in sports which they enjoy sustaining into lifelong participation.
The PE curriculum is broad and balanced, is accessible to, and aims to meet the needs and interests of all pupils. At the beginning of their school journey, the children will have the opportunity to develop their key fundamental skills of agility, balance and co-ordination throughout the Foundation Stage. Children will then have the opportunity to explore the areas of net and wall, striking and fielding, invasion games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA), Swimming, Dance and Gymnastics as they move further up the school.
Opportunities for All
We are beginning to develop a programme of intra-school sport competitions to enable all pupils to participate in competitive sport on a termly basis, representing their teams in different events across the year. A termly House Cup is awarded for these competitions and the points are carried forward to the end of the year when they are added to the scores achieved during our annual Sports Day and the Sports Day Cup is then awarded to the wining House overall.
In addition to all children taking part in intra-school competitions, we aim to provide opportunities to increase the quantity of children competing in inter-school competitions in the Dover area. Additional opportunities are made for children through our group of schools, the Samphire Learning Hub. Events such as archery, athletics and mini marathon further promote engagement, enjoyment and sportsmanship.
We promote positive attitudes toward healthy, active lifestyles. This is achieved not only through the PE, science and PSHE curriculum, but also such initiatives such as the Kent Messenger Active Bug Scheme which encourages families to reduce car journeys and to use healthier alternatives to travel to and from school.
Links with the Change4life team have been established with curriculum time allocated within the summer term to enhance all pupils need to sustain a healthy life style through participation within a Healthy Schools week.
London 2012 Legacy
Vale View continues to embrace the London 2012 legacy through participating within the INSPIRE programme written and developed by former Olympic swimmer Chris Cook to encourage children to use the PRIDE values. This programme gives children the opportunity to set goals, follow their dreams and mature as positive role models for others. 'The Road to Rio'- will involve all pupils participating in sport, art, music and culture associated as we build towards The Olympics 2016.
The government is providing additional funding for primary schools to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. At Vale View this funding is used to develop leadership opportunities through playground leaders training and also ensuring challenging experiences for all children within PE and School Sport. In this way we aim to achieve sustainable improvement when this funding is no longer available.
Please click here to view our documents on our use of the PE premium funding.