Purpose of Study - a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Aims - the national curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods
- lead healthy, busy lives
Physical education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through pe, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.
We use The PE Hub, a clear and comprehensive scheme of work, to plan and deliver lessons which show progression of skills across Early Years, KS1 and KS2 within the different strands of PE. Pupils are provided with opportunities to develop and build upon skills which will engage and inspire them, whilst building confidence.
They are encouraged to try new techniques and become confident and competent in the use of specific equipment for a wide variety of games and activities. Teachers, with appropriate subject knowledge, will model and inspire pupils to use a range of skills which they can practise and improve lesson by lesson.
- Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering one or two different sports/ skills focus each half term. Children have swimming lessons in KS2
- Pupils change for their PE lessons to ensure they are wearing the appropriate clothing for safe and effective participation.
- The Long-Term planning for each class sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. (PE Hub Overview/Road Map documents)
- Teachers use PE Hub to access lesson plans following the long-term plan.
- Teachers adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of the children in their class, making adaptations and including provision for all children to succeed against the learning intentions.
- Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe in PE lessons, the importance of warming up and cooling down their bodies and how to safely move, set up/down and use equipment.
- Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques across other curriculum subjects, where opportunities arise.
- Pupils should be encouraged to stay active at break times and can access a variety of equipment to use.
- Pupils are given opportunities and encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities.
- Pupils are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area and beyond. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children.
We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows
children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise.
Good mental health is integral to pupils’ development and for their progression throughout school in general. All children should experience the benefits of regular exercise and to understand how this can lead to healthier and happier futures for all.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Assessment builder on PE Hub
- Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
- Asking the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- Termly Lesson observations where there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers.
- Verbal feedback of work during lessons.
We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Children can represent the school at sporting events. Sporting achievements both in and out of school at all levels are celebrated.
Our aim is for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water which are key life skills.