PE at Callowell
We aim for all the children at Callowell Primary School to live active and healthy lives. Our intention is to expose the children to a wide variety of different active pursuits in order for them to find the one they will want to pursue into adulthood. They also develop the concept of a personal challenge, implementing the will and desire to improve and achieve their own personal best.

We are incredibly fortunate to have such an amazing site with a large hall, a playground big enough to feature two netball courts and a large field which at different times of the year hosts multiple football/rugby pitches, rounders courts, archery ranges and eight lane athletics tracks. This means we have the luxury of being able to choose the most suitable venue for whatever activity we are doing.
At Callowell, we follow the Lancashire planning scheme which builds on prior learning to add further skills as the child moves through the school.

Each class has two lessons of PE a week, one taught by the teacher and one team taught by a PE specialist and the class teacher as part of their ongoing CPD.
In the Foundation Stage, the children work on their gross and fine motor skills, balance and strength to help them control and co-ordinate their movements and travel confidently.

In Key Stage 1, the children learn the fundamental skills that they will need to take part in games as they get older. Areas of study include - Throwing, Rolling & Catching games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Net/Wall games and Striking/Fielding games.

In Lower Key Stage 2, the children reinforce their skills and look to apply them in different activities. Areas of study include - Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Striking/Fielding Games, Athletics & Net/Wall games.

In Upper Key Stage 2, the children use the skills they have honed in specific sporting contexts. Areas of study include - Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Net/Wall Games, Athletics, Hockey, Rounders & OAA.

All children have the opportunity to swim in Key Stage 2.
Our typical curriculum lessons are complemented by a range of external experiences such as expert yoga and tag rugby coaching and supported by enrichment activity days such as climbing, caving, archery, streetdance and zumba.
In addition to their curriculum PE, we offer a wide range of after-school clubs which have included Archery, Athletics, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics/Dance/Drama, Rounders and Tag Rugby for KS2 and Archery & Multi-Sports for Key Stage 2.

Additionally, we have hosted an external club for Tennis.
Details of how this is funded can be seen in the PE Premium reports.