Sport4Kids provide the very best Physical Health Education & School Sport packages available for primary schools. The passion and child centred approach behind the programme leads the way and we are very happy to have the opportunity to work alongside the children and staff at the Mary Towerton School. The S4K Education programme ensures children are left with a lifelong love of PE & Sport which they continue to adopt throughout their lives beyond primary school. Furthermore, the children are taught to understand the effects of exercise on the body and appreciation of the value of safe exercising in line with the National Curriculum.
Physical literacy is embedded into the S4K programme which tailors for cross-curricular themes based on the requirements of individual partner school. Each lesson plan within the S4K curriculum allows the children to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency. The S4K lesson plans offered and delivered give the children the opportunity to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas in a range of activities. Children are encouraged to work as team players, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others. Additionally, children are encouraged to think creatively using imagination and develop their own next steps to success, using physical education marking ladders, self and peer assessment.
The S4K programme for early years begins at the age of 16 months in nurseries and continues until reception. The program is based on our S4K ActivKids child-centric development pathway that focuses on three key areas: Locomotor Skills, Stability and Object Control.
Children learn through imaginative exercise, using storytelling and play to inspire fitness, health and physical development.
Each 6-week PE plan includes content that promotes key learning for Early Years Framework outcomes.
We offer sport specific classes that build children’s skills, including dance, football, rugby, tennis and yoga.
S4K ActivKids: Inspiring children to love exercise, movement and fitness. Our story-based classes immerse children in the exciting world of imagination, with stories including Jack and the Beanstalk and Peppa Pig!
S4K Dance: Teaching children to movement to music using our fun and engaging toddler and pre-school street dance program.
S4K Football: Providing toddlers and pre-schoolers with football skills wrapped in entertainment and fun, with games set aboard a pirate ship or blasting off into space.
S4K Rugby: Based on the precision ball handling of the Australian Rugby League and All Blacks Rugby Union sides, this program provides toddlers and pre-schoolers with a high energy try scoring introduction to rugby.
S4K Tennis: Innovative and imaginative games are used to teach basic hand eye and racket coordination. Using mini tennis nets and rackets with slow moving balls, S4K Tennis promises to engage every child.
The S4K Key Stage 1 PE curriculum is aimed at supporting schools to achieve the recommended target of 2 hours of PE each week and progresses from the core skills learned during our Early Years curriculum.
Our 6-week PE programs inspire pupils to develop core motor skills, become increasingly competent and confident in physical activity, and offer a broad range of opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills.
Each S4K PE program promotes co-operative physical activities for all pupils, in a range of increasingly challenging situations, allowing competitive engagement between each other and themselves.
Our PE Games program includes the following 6-week schemes of work:
- Team Games
- Athletic Activities (Run, Jump and Throw)
- Ball Skills (Throw, Catch, Pass, Deliver; Hands or Feet)
- Bat and Ball Skills (Hand/Eye Co-ordination)
- Gymnastics and Dance
Each games programme focuses on fundamental movement skills and multi-skills rather than sport specific activities, which are available in our Key Stage 2 programme.
The S4K KS2 PE Curriculum reflects the main aims of our KS1 PE Curriculum. The significant difference however is that pupils follow a sport specific pathway in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The Sport4Kids KS2 PE curriculum ensures that key curriculum objectives are achieved;
- Pupils implement 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
- Pupils enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other
- They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Sport4Kids supply and deliver the following 6-week PE programmes, each aimed at upper and lower Key Stage 2 classes:
Invasion Games Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey and BasketballStriking and Fielding Cricket and Rounders Net and Wall Games Tennis and Badminton Athletic Activities Golf Gymnastics Floor and Apparatus Based
Assesment & Progress Tracking
Our PE Specialists draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children and use self-assessment in lessons to monitor progress and to measure improvement. The pupils record their own outcomes based on the learning objective in their PE book (soon those records will be on the S4K App which will be introduced to the school next term) which they use as evidence to show progress over time. Within lessons we also give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and to compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.
We are passionate about Physical Education and school sport and the numerous benefits they bring to a child’s life. We believe Physical Education should maintain a core stability within the timetable of a school to not only develop a child’s physical, mental and social skills but also develop aspects of a child’s character that may go unnoticed or unaddressed in other subject areas.
In all classes there are children of differing physical ability. Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We achieve this through a range of strategies:
Setting common tasks that are open-ended and can have a variety of results, e.g. timed events, such as an 80m sprint.
Setting tasks of increasing difficulty.
Providing a range of challenge through the provision of different resources, e.g. golf equipment.
We look forward to continuing our PE partnership with Mary Towerton and seeing the children progress throughout the year. Look out for football, handball tournaments scheduled for next year as well as a Golf trip to Hazlemere Golf club and the always enjoyable Sports Week.