How we teach our PE Curriculum
Striking and Fielding
Using a variety of equipment to hit objects and developing catching and object handling.
Net and Wall Games
Using a variety of equipment to hit objects and develop hand eye coordination. Games will include a net such as in Tennis.
Developing an understanding of what it means to attack and defend. Developing teamwork and cooperation with others. Use of FMS to create and move into space.
Gymnastics and Dance
Refining movements, moving creatively to connect movements into sequences and developing an ability to move in time to a rhythm. Thinking critically about peer work.
Refining FMS with a specific focus on running, jumping and throwing. Understanding techniques to improve performance.
Finding an element of building confidence around and in water and developing techniques to swim proficiently. Knowing different strategies for self-rescue and being safe in the water.
Using directional knowledge and being able to use map work to follow a course, use teamwork, critical thinking and appropriate communication to solve problems.
Fundamental Movement Skills
The foundations to being able to move coherently, fluently and intentionally so that children can recognise the demands and skills required to complete an activity.
Our aims are to ensure that all pupils:
- Can participate competently in a broad range of physical activities.
- Are physically active for substantial periods of time.
- Can engage in competitive sports and activities.
- Are able to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Knowing and understanding the context of our school and the community, we endeavour to provide our children with exposure to a broad range of concepts within the subject that widen their understanding of sports and activities to participate in. Our PE curriculum is designed so that children can build on their prior knowledge in concept areas. Recognising the impact of COVID and the health needs within the area, we want to inspire all children to move more for their wellbeing (both mental and physical). The curriculum is designed to raise the aspirations of the children so that all are able to achieve in the subject. To inspire children throughout the school, we highlight and celebrate athletes across all disciplines.
As a school, we aspire to make links with the wider community to be able to signpost children to providers externally if they wish. Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitions (intra and inter) through the year. Within our PE curriculum, children are loved, accepted and welcomed through mutual respect and support for each other and being ‘cheer leaders’ for one another. The PE curriculum enables our children to feel a sense of individual and team achievement.
In order to achieve the above aims, children will be taught a range of disciplinary knowledge:
- To develop flexibility, strength, control and balance.
- To perform dances using a range of movements.
- To master movements including, running, jumping, throwing and catching.
- To play competitive games and apply basic understanding of attacking and defending.
- To participate in outdoor adventurous activities, whilst working as a team.
- To compare performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- To swim at least 25m, confidently and competently.
- To use a range of swimming strokes effectively.