PE Vision at Elmlea
Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport.
Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We offer a broad curriculum of sports and activities which build on the children’s knowledge and skills as they progress through school. This is also reflected in our active after school programme where children have opportunities to experience a variety of both externally lead and teacher lead clubs throughout the year.
We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave junior school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyle at secondary school and beyond.
We are committed to ensure our competitive school sport programme allows all children the opportunity to be involved in a range of sports and provide a meaningful experience. Through competitive sport we aim to develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, respect and humility in handling success or disappointment. Through these skills we celebrate children’s success in sport both within school and as part of their own individual achievements in order to recognise their dedication and to inspire others.
We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as healthy bodies and will continue to support our children’s well-being.
Due to a change in facility availability we are now unable to offer swimming instruction to year 3 children. However, there are a range of swimming lessons available within the local area. Please visit everyone active website and search for your local centre to find out more information about private swimming lessons https://www.everyoneactive.com. Alternatively, Elmlea also work closely with Penguins Olympic Swimming Club who provide high quality private lessons. Please visit their website for more information https://uk.teamunify.com/team/bposc/page/home
Following the National Curriculum for physical education, Elmlea provide top up swimming provision for Year 6 children to ensure they are able to confidently swim at least 25 metres in a range of strokes. They also receive personal water survival instruction to provide them with the knowledge and skills to be safe in and around water. This also prepares them for water-based activities when taking part in Year 6 camp.