Physical Education at Newfield
At Newfield Primary School, we believe that children should know the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle and know how to do so. We want them to use their school values to achieve the best that they can be. We want them to grow in our school community with a healthy body and healthy mind. At Newfield, we strive for children to develop a love of sport and physical activity so they remain healthy and active into adulthood.
Newfield believes that physical education is part of what supports children in having a healthy active lifestyle. PE experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations.
At Newfield Primary School we know that, within the context of SEND, personalisation of the curriculum is key so that each individual’s priorities can be considered in order to prepare them adequately for adulthood with the best possible quality of life. Our ambitious curriculum can be successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know with increasing fluency and independence. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners in all subjects and that pupils with SEND achieve the very best outcome and reach their full potential.
Raising attainment in primary school swimming
Swimming and water safety are national curriculum requirements and essential life skills. The national curriculum requirement is that by the end of key stage 2, pupils should be taught to:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
At Newfield, pupils swimming lessons are at Willesden Sports Centre.