At Stone St. Mary’s we have an on-going ambition to deliver an inspiring and creative curriculum which enriches children's knowledge, skills and enthusiasm. We apply this to our PE curriculum by seeking to ensure that ALL pupils leave Stone St Mary’s physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. While they are at the school they will have access to many opportunities to find their sport and represent their school in a wide range of competitions and after school clubs. We are very active in Dartford Schools and you will be seeing some of our successes on this page soon.
Below are our expectations for the end of each key stage:
End of EYFS Statement:
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing
Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
End of Key Stage 1 Statement:
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
End of Key Stage 2 Statement:
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
Year 5/6 National Trust (6 a side)
Some of our Year 5 and 6 boys were invited by Dartford FC to take part in the Community National League Trust boys qualifying event on Monday 7th October. We were given a very tough group with the 3 schools playing each other twice. After two wins, a draw and a loss we finished top of the group. We then needed a penalty shootout in the semi-final to decide the game after a 2-2 draw. The boys remained calm and with some great saves from our goalkeeper we won 2-0.
Stone St. Mary's will now play Wentworth on Saturday 16th November on Dartford FC's stadium pitch before the Dartford vs Maidstone United fixture. The winning school will progress into a regional event to represent Dartford Football Club. It would be great to see some of you there to cheer on our team and stay to support your local team! The final of the National competition is played on the pitch at Wembley Stadium - but we are going to take it a game at the time.
Wish us luck!