Eastnor Values in PE
Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship
At Eastnor Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in enriching and promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through a vast array of physical, creative and aesthetic activities, aimed at ensuring that every child has the opportunity to enjoy their physical development. Our high quality lessons develop the whole child. They are fun, engaging, challenging and accessible so that everyone is included and stimulated by their learning and motivated to choose a healthy lifestyle.
On many occasions children are encouraged to be independent learners. They adopt new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to create actions, phrases and movement. Children enjoy using their creativity and imagination when communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others success. This provides them with ownership of their learning experience and a tool for developing self-reflection and target setting. They often adopt different roles such as a performer, coach, umpire and leader. Such opportunities support the development of children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence.
Children are encouraged to develop and embed values and transferable skills, such as sportsmanship, discipline and respect. These character building values are evident within the classroom and when playing competitive matches against other schools. Children who have positive attitudes, are resilient and can cope appropriately with success and failure. This keeps competitive sport at the heart of school and provides more young people with the opportunity to achieve their personal best. Progression through the Key Stages has helped secure County Netball, Rounders and Cricket titles in the Herefordshire Schools Games.
We have established excellent links with our own estate, local clubs and our cluster. We deliver lessons and one off events at Eastnor Cricket Club. We enjoy visits from Herefordshire Football Association, welcome professionals from Malvern Tennis Club and coaches from Worcester Warriors to up skill our children, and teachers. We maintain strong links with our Pyramid High School; John Masefield, where we enjoy alternative activities like Try Golf, Tchoukball and Table Tennis. Working closely with our local cluster we enter the Netball, Football, Tag Rugby league and Pyramid tournaments, and organise regular friendly fixtures throughout the year with Ledbury Primary School. We have recently established a strong link with The Elms Preparatory School where we deliver our swimming programme.