It is our aim at The Poplars to fufil each and every child's entitlement to a high standard of PE provision. Your child will take part in weekly practical lessons, both indoors and out. These sessions will be designed to provide your child with the opportunity to develop their generic skills, knowledge and understanding to support their journey towards becoming physically literate as well as offering a first glimpse and experience of a wide range of sports. We hope that this in turn will enthuse our pupils to want to continue to actively participate in future life and develop a keen interest in sport and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
What if my child isn't the most 'sporty'?
Lessons are designed to give opportunities to develop and improve to all children at any level of ability. Activites are planned to include achievable targets for each child, whilst challenging them enough to promote progress.
What if my child doesn't like football?
Whilst children will come across football, in it's many guises, throughout the year during PE lessons, we pride ourselves in the diversity of sports/games we expose our pupils to. A list of some examples can be found below. However, whatever the actual sport a lesson is focused upon, reference is always made to the transferable skills being used/worked upon that can be translated into many other sports.
Some of the sports your child may experience during a PE lesson at The Poplars:
Tag Rugby Badminton Cricket Ultimate Frisbee Football Squash
Rounders Netball Stoolball Tennis Athletics Dodgeball
Basketball Handball Hand Tennis Volleyball Chinese Football Matball
Archery Gymnastics Unihoc Hockey Benchball Skittleball Mini Golf
and many more!
My child has tried a sport and really enjoys it? Where can they play it some more?
Excellent! Great news!
We attempt to provide as many school clubs as humanly possible, covering many of the sports touched upon within lessons. There are also many local clubs that we aware of and would recommend. Below is a list of some. Please feel free to contact me via the suggestion box if their is something else you are looking for!
Waveney Football Club
Kirkley & Pakefield Football Club
Lowestoft & Yarmouth Rugby Club
Waveney Gymnastics Club
Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Swimming Club
Who will teach me PE?
We look to ensure all of our wonderful teachers are confident in teaching all aspects of the PE curriculum. However, we also recognise that in certain situations only an expert will do! We currently have a range of professional coaches coming in to The Poplars to teach the children specific sports and 'skill-up' our staff at the same time!
Some of the current coaches we are utilising are -
Max Dawson - Norfolk Squash Coaching
Dave Tuieti - DT12 Sports Coaching
Matt Potter - SuffolkFA
Peggy Tirimana - Chance 2 Shine
What will my child need for PE lessons?
We do not ask you to supply any specialist equipment for any of your child's PE lessons. However, it is vitally important that your child has the correct/appropriate clothing to wear for ALL lessons. I would personally recommend involving your child in the process of preparing their 'PE kit', developing their sense of responsibility.
In most cases your child will have one indoor and one outdoor lesson per week. For indoor sessions we expect your child to have access to the following items:
For outdoor PE your child will need the following:
We would also recommend the following: