PE @ Irk Valley
Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engagement in purposeful and high-quality activity. It promotes active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to learn confidence, perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation. Children will engage in a programme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. It enables all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
In order to promote active and healthy lifestyles at Irk Valley, all children will be taught to:
·be physically active
·adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body
·engage in activities that develop cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength, agility and endurance
·understand the need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous physical activity
•follow the conventions of fair play, honest competition and etiquette
•cope with success and limitations in their performance
•persevere with and consolidate their performances
•be mindful of others in their environment
PE Kit and Expectations
The following are our expectations in all PE lessons to ensure pupils participate in fun, engaging and safe activities.
Suitable clothing should be worn for each lesson. Children should not engage in physical activity without correct kit.
Head scarves should be removed for PE or a specialist, tight-fitting head scarf worn
All children taking part in indoor PE should be barefoot.
All children with verrucas should wear pumps.
Children who do not have a PE kit will take part in the lesson as an observer rather than a participator.
Every child must have a school PE kit. They should bring it into school at the beginning of a half term and take it home at the end of a half term for cleaning.
School PE Kit
- white t-shirt
- plain black shorts or plain black joggers
- change of socks - preferably long black games socks
- sturdy trainers or astro-turf boots (gym pumps offer little protection in games sessions)
- plain black sweater or school sweater maybe worn in colder winter months at the discretion of the teacher
- woolly hats and gloves may also be worn in colder months
- hooded tops or coats shouldn't be worn as they pose a risk in games
All indoor sessions will be in bare feet
Manchester North Tag Rugby Tournament at Manchester Co-operative Academy
Multicultural Day - Kabaddi
As part of our recent Multi-cultural Day, children in years 5 and 6 participated in a series of "Kabaddi" matches.
Kabaddi is a popular game in Asia, especially in Pakistan and India but the recent World Cup shows its popularity is growing worldwide.
How do you play Kabaddi?
Kabaddi is a team game. Two teams, each having 7 in court players, compete with each other to get higher scores. Individual brilliance is exhibited when a player raids the opponent’s court. The team spirit, the team togetherness and team strategy comes into play when an opponent raider enters your court. The most important player requirement is stamina and lungpower. You should be able to keep your breath for a long time without any break in between.
What is a raid?
From your team you have to send, one player to the other teams court to raid. The raider starts from the centerline uttering aloud, “Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi…” without any break. He would be actually running from one side to the other side of the opponent’s court trying to touch either with his hand or leg an opponent. Once he touches an opponent, he will, without breaking the “Kabaddi, Kabaddi…” rhythm come back to his court through the centerline. The people he had touched are his teams point scored. If he had touched one player, it is 1 point and if he had touched 3 players, it is 3 points to your team.
Through out the day, teams played with great courage and determination but also with a sense of fair play. All the teams were a credit to their teachers. Well done everyone!