What PESSPA looks like at Trinity Primary School?
Physical education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) at Trinity develops our children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.
Physical education & Sport promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed through providing an inclusive and supportive environment.
We endeavour to provide a wide range of enriching sporting opportunities that not only improve health, but also reduce stress and improve concentration, build character and help to embed our Trinity ‘Heart’ values. We understand that exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others and our programme is designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of all individual children including those with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
We believe, if PE is taught right, all pupils will develop ‘physical literacy’ and leave primary school with motivation to succeed, confidence, physical competence and the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of movement
As a school, we follow the GetSet4PE scheme where each lesson has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage all pupils, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge. Activities cover the breadth of the curriculum thorough coverage of different areas of PE and sport: invasion games, net/wall, gymnastics, dance, bat and ball games, OAA