PPA Cover – Physical Education and the Creative Arts (Art and Design, Dance, Music and Drama)
We provide sustainable and cost-effective cover for PPA time. Our sector-leading provision is based on extensive pedagogical experience and child-centred learning, in physical and creative development in the Foundation Phase and PE and the Creative Arts in Key Stage 2. All our activity coordinators receive CPD, including specific training on behaviour management and organisation.
We deliver physical activity, PE and sport creatively, ensuring that all programmes are embedded by literacy and numeracy.
Through Competitive Activities children complete a wide range of realistic tasks: Athletic Activities allowchildren to take part in running, jumping and throwing, which involve measuring, using data (collecting and analysis), reasoning, number and ICT skills; playing modified games, enables children to take on different roles, (reporter, official, interviewer, announcer), which involve reading, writing, oracy and ICT. Taking part in modified games tournamentsallows childrento use the skills of measuring and using data.
Our Adventurous Activities programmes allow children to complete realistic tasks that involve planning and evaluating individual and group responses to challenges, using key words related to their activity. This incorporates oracy, reading, writing, and skills of reasoning, number, measuring, using data, cooperation, teamwork and problem-solving.
Through the Creative Activities of gymnastics and dance, children develop a variety of skills, techniques and compositional ideas that relate to space and shape in movement. Children make and describe shapes and patterns, understand vocabulary related to position, direction and movement and discuss properties, including lines of symmetry and angles. They also use the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The Creative Arts
Our connected learning programmes provide excellent and fun learning experiences. Through these programmes, children engage in a wide range of learning experiences, including addressing social issues. The activities we provide enable the ‘voice of the child’ to be heard.
Our Creative Arts programmes teach life skills, including communication and socialising. Dance and drama involves children: representing and responding to information in different forms; evaluating their own and others’ performances; using ICT; communicating ideas and emotions. This supports oracy, reading, writing, using number skills, thinking skills and ICT.
Our art and design programmes engage children in integrated learning experiences that involve understanding, investigating and making. Involves oracy, reading, writing, using number and measuring skills (estimates, scale, proportion, pattern and shapes). Our music programmes, involve children in performing, composing and appraising. These activities support the skills of: speaking and listening; number (using mathematical information, calculating, interpreting and presenting findings) and ICT (exploring, developing, creating and presenting information and ideas).
Health, fitness and Wellbeing (HfWB)
Health, fitness and wellbeing (HfWB) are promoted through all activities; children research the effects of exercise on their bodies and make presentations as groups and individuals to others, supporting oracy, reading, writing, art and ICT.