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PE

 

Intent

Through our PE curriculum enables our pupils to develop the skills and competences to take part in a wide range of competitive sports and activities, build their confidence and sporting talents and lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Through our PE lessons and sporting opportunities children develop personal characteristics such as resilience, collaboration, fairness and respect.

 

Implementation

 

 

 

Pupils have at least 2 hours PE a week through lessons in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics using the Val Sabin Scheme of Work. Pupils develop the skills and tactics to play competitive sports such as football, rounders, netball, handball and hockey and in Year 4 pupils participate in swimming lessons.

Activities during playtimes also support physical fitness and provide opportunities for pupils to play active games such as handball and basketball. Upper KS2 pupils act as Play Leaders on the KS1 playground to encourage fitness and active play in our younger children.

Pupils can access further sporting opportunities through our after school clubs e.g. football, cricket and rounders.

The school organises an Annual Sports Day for KS1 and KS2 as well as a ‘challenge yourself’ sports morning for KS2 pupils to demonstrate their improved fitness in a range of athletic events and to develop their understanding of ‘personal bests’.

The school plays a full part in sporting competitions giving pupils of all abilities and ages the opportunity to represent the school in local and regional competitions.

National Curriculum

Our PE curriculum fulfils the following aims from the National Curriculum, that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time 
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities 
  • Lead healthy, active lives. 

How will your child be introduced to PE in the early years?

Pupils in our EYFS participate in a range of physical activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills over the year. These activities are carefully planned to develop their:

  • Skills
  • Strength
  • Co-ordination
  • Positional/spatial awareness
  • Stability 
  • Balance 
  • Agility 

They develop their gross motor skills through:

  • use of the outside area: for example building obstacle courses, making shelters, 
  • games
  • Participating in BEAM sessions*
  • Participating in whole class PE sessions using the Val Sabin scheme of work. 
  • Write Dance activities

*Please note BEAM is a movement and development tool for young children suitable for use in primary schools. It is fun to use and was developed by qualified physiotherapists in Kent. 

They develop their fine motor skills through:

  • Write Dance activities 
  • Dough disco
  • Clever Fingers activities
  • Tracing
  • Threading and beading
  • Use of the fine motor area during continuous provision time
  • Letter join activities 

For more detailed information about PE units your child will be completing in each year please refer to the document below:

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