Physical Education at John Clifford
"The arts, science, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education."
‒ Ken Robinson
Why do we teach Physical Education?
develop pupils who will be physically active and who can flourish in a range of different physical activities achieving their true potentialEquality curriculum reflecting the diverse backgrounds of our children.
we believe all children should have the opportunity to learn how to swim at least 25m and be taught how to stay safe in and around water.
How do we teach Physical Education?
Pupils at John Clifford participate in high quality timetabled PE lessons and sporting activities twice a week. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
This is achieved by:
What are the outcomes for our children?
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at John Clifford School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
PE sessions have a clear structure and are progressive. Skills are developed from FS to YR6 and the use of correct vocabulary, linked to the curriculum is encouraged.
Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility for your own health and fitness.
Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
Evidence of the impact of our PE curriculum can be seen through the John Clifford website www.johncliffordschool.com/Key information/PE and Sports Premium, the PE Action Plan, Governors’ reports, and the Junior Leadership Health and Well-being committee group meetings minutes.
Take a look at our Physical Education curriculum below
Some of our amazing PE work!
On Thursday, when the magnificent 24 left JC for the tram, to take part in the Indoor Rowing Competition at George Spencer School, little did they know what an AMAZING afternoon lay in store. Many have heard of Super Saturday, but for this team it was a Thrilling Thursday. Each child took part in two team rowing challenges and there was also the opportunity to do the individual rowing challenge.
We did quite well in the individual event and even though there were 16 teams taking part, Raed won the YR3 boys event with William taking the YR4 title, Nyle the YR5 title and Xhesika the YR6 girl’s title!! Mason also won the Broxtowe Spirit of the Games Certificate for determination.
Last year, we finished in an amazing second place having been beaten by Awsworth School, however, I am very happy to announce that this year we went one better and we won and are now the BROXTOWE CHAMPION INDOOR ROWING TEAM!