Our Physical Education curriculum inspires all pupils to achieve and succeed in physically demanding activities and competitive sport. Physical Education is taught through clear sequential learning mapped out from the Early Years to Year 6. The Physical Education long term plan sets out the topics that will be taught across the school and determines the teaching sequence. The curriculum is planned and sequenced so that prior knowledge and learning is built on. Children are taught skills through a broad range of sports.
Additional experiences, such as Inter and Intra Sporting Competitions, Sports Experience days and before and after school sports provision, enhance the curriculum. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed fairness and sportspersonship.
Throughout our Physical Education curriculum, opportunities to: teach pupils the importance of looking after their own body; teach pupils the benefits of exercise and a balanced diet; encourage pupils to take the necessary steps to improve their own and others’ performance and relate experiences to the Olympic (Respect, Excellence and Friendship) and Paralymic Values (Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality) are exploited. The School Sports Premium Funding assists us in delivering a high quality PE provision (See Sports Premium Funding).
Children participate in two weekly Physical Education lessons, one indoor and one outdoor. Some of these lessons are led by specialist external sports coaches.
In 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.
In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills. 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.
The ‘Get Set 4 PE’ programme is used to support teachers with their planning of Physical Education.
KS2 children are provided with the opportunity to attend the swimming baths for swimming lessons. During their lessons, children 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 breaststroke) and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The impact of our Physical Education curriculum and lessons is that children strive to be the best that they can be, develop endurance and resilience and, as a result, excel in competitive sport.
Through our carefully planned and sequenced Physical Education curriculum, children are encouraged and supported to become physically confident which, in turn, develops both their physical and mental health and well-being. Our high quality Physical Education lessons, not only improve the health and mental well-being of our pupils, but also reduces stress, improves concentration and promotes correct physical growth and development.
The impact of the Physical Education curriculum is evidenced in a range of ways, including: pupil voice, lesson visits, engagement in before and after school sports club and engagement and success at competitive sports events.
As a result of the overall curriculum design, pupils make outstanding progress over time across the key stages, relative to their individual starting point. Children are expected to leave our school reaching at least age-related expectations for Physical Education.