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 which 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.
What does Physical Education look like in our school?
All children in the Early Years have access to a wide range of opportunities for Physical Development. Children are encouraged to develop their fine and gross motor skills, as well as learning about the importance of practices to enable us to be healthy in body and mind. They have weekly timetabled PE sessions with our resident sports coach, as well as daily access to physical activities both inside and outside, including access to climbing equipment, wheeled toys and sports resources. In addition, EYFS children take part in regular Forest School sessions in our Dell.
Key Stage 1 and 2:
Children from Year 1 upwards receive 2 hours of PE teaching per week. This consists of one session with our resident sports coach and a further session with our teaching staff. These sessions are a combination of indoor and outdoor lessons, to ensure the children access and achieve the requirements of the National Curriculum. The PE curriculum for each year group is mapped out annually based on the needs of that cohort. All of the children’s physical education learning allows them to plan, develop, perform, evaluate and improve skills in all of these areas. Within all aspects of learning, we provide children with the opportunities to become physically confident in a way which will help their overall health and fitness.
We have four Sports Leaders in school and we take part in lots of different sports competitions and events throughout the school year.
What our children say:
‘We have done different sports each half term and built on the skills we already have’
‘The lessons are well organised with Mr Clegg explaining, showing us, then choosing children to model it, then reminding us of the skills and stopping us to see if we are improving.’
‘Mr Clegg makes lessons fun and interesting’
‘We love the tournaments – we have been to a few. I felt so proud when I scored for my school. They are well organised.’
‘We like the sports clubs, we both do the girls sport club and the girl’s football.’
‘We like helping EY with their clubs at lunchtime and teaching them new games and activities.’