At Stowlawn we are passionate about children being able to access a range of physical activity opportunities. The progression through our curriculum ensures that children can build on prior knowledge and refine skills as well as learning new ones. Our PE curriculum ensures that our core values at Stowlawn are embedded into lessons.
Resilience - during team games children learn to recover from difficulties and find new ways to overcome problems
Ambition - children are encouraged to strive towards gaining personal bests during different sporting activities
Creativity - a range of opportunities are offered for children to express their own ideas through movement
Honesty - opportunities to umpire and referee games ensuring that they are played fairly
Kindness - working together as a team and supporting peers to perform their best during sporting activity
Independence - working towards an individual goal
Throughout their time at Stowlawn children will take part in a range of games, athletics, gymnastics, and dance lessons developing fundamental skills in each area. A range of research proves that there is a clear link between physical and mental health. At Stowlawn we want our children to be physically confident and aim to support their health, fitness, and mental health.
Children are taught to further their own learning during lessons using our STEP’s method.
Space- Wide and clear spaces, adaptable distances, zoned areas, floor based activities
Task- Changing goals to suit each individual, varying the speed of the activity, changes in rules to increase inclusion, different forms of involvement, different roles within the activity
Equipment- Different sizes, different weight, noise, range of colours, texture
People- Independence, group activities, individual space, mixed ability, buddy system, staff support
At Stowlawn we also offer extra-curricular sporting activities, providing a sports club on a Monday with externally sourced coaches. Alongside this, we are also building a school football and netball team in which pupils take part in training sessions after school and will compete with other local schools. We believe it is important to celebrate the children’s sporting successes both in and outside to school. Children are encouraged to share their achievements and experiences with their peers and staff
P.E. Vocabulary Progression
P.E. Curriculum Map
P.E. Learning Progression
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our sporting achievements this year include: Football leagues and tournaments, Netball leagues winners, Wolverhampton SMILE multi-skills champions and local visits to Walsall FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC stadiums.
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to: Mr Powell and all of the staff at Stowlawn Primary for allowing the children to experience all of these amazing events.
We look forward to applying once again in 2024!