Our rich PE curriculum intends to promote active and healthy lifestyles, encompassing all aspects of physical development to create a well-rounded child with a strong social awareness and a good mental health. We want to create lifelong learners and movers to prepare them for the challenges of our ever-changing wider world. The journey from nursery through to year 6 is built upon by identifying what the children need to develop as a starting point. We will build on the fundamental movement skills, that are essential to everyday life, developing a strong awareness of their body and what it can do. This will then go on to promote motor competence across all year groups.
Our pupils will be taught declarative knowledge- how to move intelligently as well as competently. They will be explicitly taught the rules, strategies and tactics involved with different types of activities. Children will demonstrate their procedural knowledge through being given regular opportunities to practice.
Our children will be able to make connections between their knowledge of health and how it applies to physical activity therefore supporting them to make informed decisions about how to participate in physical activity in a healthy way. Experience of the broader aspects of physical activity will allow pupils to be able to make informed choices about their own participation outside of school.
We have looked at our PE curriculum and put in place a broad and balanced lessons from nursery to year 6.
We explore the needs of the children and work from there. We believe it is essential for our youngest children to develop a strong core and explore their bodies through movement and gross motor skills.
In Reception class we follow a fundamental movement programme called Move with Max. These lessons have been created in collaboration with Go Well and the Reception class teacher. The lessons are bespoke to the needs of our children and provide scaffold opportunities for Physical Development 40-60 months. This gives them 2 lessons of PE weekly. We use the core task assessments to identify where the children are as a starting point.
Throughout the school, children have 2 hours of PE weekly. We use Durham County Core task assessments to identify where the children are as a starting point. We then follow Durham County Core Tasks alongside PESSCL core tasks in OAA, Games, Dance, Gymnastics and athletics. This is to ensure we provide a rich curriculum where we are building on previous learning. By doing this the children can fully immerse themselves in the core task from start to finish, developing the ability to improve in different physical activities and sports where they will learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. We cover 2 different areas of PE each week to ensure variety can be offered. We also provide swimming lessons to two classes weekly working toward the curriculum expectations.
Through our core tasks, we endeavour to develop creative thinkers, reflective learning, independent enquirers and positive team workers.
During their 6 years in Primary School, children will learn and practice a range of physical techniques:
- basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
- team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
These techniques are repeated over the years so that the children can build upon and refine their skills in each area. Throughout all core tasks, fundamental movement skills and core strength will be a common thread and will be continuously developed.
Children will learn a range of skills and techniques that will provide opportunities for pupils to build confidence physically that will support their health and fitness. Embedding values such as fairness and respect through opportunities to compete in sport and other activities throughout their primary career. Each time they revisit a skill or technique, the challenge will be at a greater depth, allowing them to develop previous knowledge and skills.
Throughout KS1 and KS2 all children will attend a variety of festivals, competitions and leagues allowing the broadest range of abilities to participate at the appropriate level. There will be opportunities for children who are gifted and talented to be chosen to attend a specialised program out of school hours. We also identify the less active pupils and encourage attendance to afterschool clubs. We engage parents of the less active to encourage physical activity at home.
We constantly work towards the active 30 award in school. Throughout the school we daily active blasts, active learning in lessons, active playtimes, forest school and yoga. This year we are working with Go well to improve our active 30 offer. We use active Ted in year 1,2 and 3. This is a bag and a teddy that goes home with a chosen child weekly. They record all the active things that thy take part in over the weekend.
We are developing a sport crew.
Children become physically literate.
They improve their ability to move safely in and around school with an awareness of space.
They can sit up, concentrate and engage during lessons.
They can engage their core and have an awareness of their body and what it can do.
Can apply skills in a variety of sports and in everyday situations.
They have a sound knowledge about how to improve.
They can evaluate and recognise their own success.
Please see our Whole School Long Term Plan to see what our pupils will study during each year group (Martin link to LTP).
Please see our sport premium impact report (link)
Please see our up-to-date swimming data (link)
Please see our after-school clubs for this half term (link)
Please see our PE timetable for this half term (link)
Please see our swimming data (link)
Please see our PE policy (link)
Please see link to current PE timetable (link)