- Objectives are taken from the National Curriculum for Physical Education
- We are following a high quality physical education curriculum which develops children’s knowledge, skills and competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities
- We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enables all children to achieve their personal best
- We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a broad range of sports and physical activities
- We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives
- Swimming is an important life skill, we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres
- The long term plan 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.
- Teachers use, and adapt, Val Sabin planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities
- Children attend swimming lessons in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. 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 the children
- Lunch time zones enable 100% of children to be active and engage in extracurricular activity
- Use of sports leaders to lead the lunchtime zones and raise the profile of sport and physical activity
- Children will have the opportunity to beat their ‘Personal Best’ during their lunch time zone and their P.E. lessons when appropriate
- Children participate in the 'Daily Mile' at the beginning of break every day to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day
- We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity
- Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, archery, trigolf, skipping and hulahooping again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
Key stage 1
Pupils 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 are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key stage 2
Pupils 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 enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils are taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
We provide swimming instruction in Key Stage 2 for year 3, 4 and 5
Pupils are taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.