Co-ordinator: Gabriel Gil
At Northwold, we strive to provide all students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health, fitness and self-esteem. We create opportunities for our pupils to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. To read more about sports funding and how we use it at Northwold please click here.
We follow the National Curriculum guidelines for physical education which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
How we meet the above is through fun and inclusive activities ranging from team sports, individual physical activities and intra/inter schools sports competitions.
- Gymnastics / Dance
- Health and Fitness
- Ball Skills- including Football, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Table Tennis.
Spanish in PE
Spanish is integrated into all PE lessons, enabling students to practice and apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to everyday life.
Due to health and safety reasons, all pupils are required to wear a school PE kit. The school PE kit includes:
- Northwold T-shirt in house colour
- Black tracksuit bottoms/black shorts
- Jumpers may be worn during colder terms when outside
If for any reason your child is unable to bring the correct PE kit, they may bring other t-shirts/tracksuit bottoms appropriate for PE with a letter. Any student who does not bring PE kit will engage in coaching, officiating and/or guided observations to ensure they are still gaining an understanding of the skills of the lesson.
Player of the Week
Each week, a Player of the Week is selected from every class. This person is someone who demonstrates an excellent understanding of the skill being taught, shows well-mannered and helpful behaviour and always tries their hardest. Names are displayed on the board next to the Northwold Road gate in the KS2 playground so come and check it out!
In P.E. I will always:
- Listen and follow teacher instructions
- Wear my full P.E. kit
- Be fair and respectful to others
- Take care of school equipment
- Try my very best
House Points and House Captains
A new system of house points has been implemented across the school. House points may be awarded by any member of staff forexcellent behaviour and performance, good sportsmanship, helping out around the school and of course, Sports Day results. Points can also be deducted for poor behaviour. At the end of the year, the house with the most points will be crowned House Champion and presented with a trophy that will be passed on each year.
House Captains from Year 6 will be elected to represent each house team. They will be in charge of monitoring house points, assisting in sporting programs including Sports Day and building team spirit throughout the school.
Helpful links and pages
- Department for Education Physical Education National Curriculum for KS1 & KS2 (click here)
- Young Hackney – Local sporting clubs available for your children (click here)
- Change 4 Life Webpage – Healthy eating plans, activities and local clubs (click here)