‘ "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." John F Kennedy
Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing a love of physical activity for life. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
Every child has at least 2 hours of PE in lesson form-outside games plus dance/gym/swimming AND possible outdoor physical activity through Forest schools and extra curriculur activities. We use the Get Set 4 PE scheme which is based around building on to cover all National Curriculum objectives through a variety of sports. Skills within each lesson build on previous learning. We have tailored our curriculum coverage plan to ensure that children are given the opportunity to build on skills previously taught. Children develop their gross and fine motor skills throughout their time with us and also, their sens of fair play and sportsmanship.
KS2 chidlren go swimming during the Easter term - they have a weekly half an hour lesson.
We give children opportunites to take part in our local PE partnership schools tournaments across the year- each term. There are weekly multi sports clubs for both KS1 and KS2 run by Premier sports.
Each year our PE lead evidence our PE across the year for the School Games Mark. We've been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the last 5 years and this year we had an upgrade to PLATINUM which shows our extensive range of PE opportunities both in and out of school.
When children take part in sports tournaments they do so with great pride and sports personship. Out of school members of staff regularly comment on chidren's team spirit. We also regularly win tournaments - last year we won the local schools netball tournament and this year the hockey.
The Get Set 4 P.E. scheme has clear success criteria for each lesson enabling staff to identify skills acquired and plan future lessons to build on those skills. Children are encouraged to peer assess, offering constructive feedback to aid further development during each lesson. We use I pads to record or photography impact. We also
These judgements will be quality assured by subject leaders using first-hand evidence of how pupils are doing, drawing together evidence from lesson observations, evidence through photographs and pupil voice to monitor ongoing progress.
Assessments inform the curriculum and whether children are ready for the next stage OR need support to develop skills before they move on.