Physical Education

Overview

In physical education children develop their skills in gymnastics, dance, games and adventure play to develop good body co-ordination and control.  This work is connected with our health programme.  We endeavour to give each child enjoyment and satisfaction from physical activity and the opportunity to develop positive sporting attitudes.  The children in our school carry out a minimum of 2 hours PE per week.  We also promote swimming throughout the whole school on a weekly basis and provide opportunities to try netball and football.

As a school we participate in many sporting competitions including football, netball, rounders, athletics, sports hall athletics and rugby. We believe in healthy competition teaching the children to do their best and be gracious in victory and defeat. Over the past few years we have been the champions in football and netball.

The school also runs a wide variety of lunchtime and afterschool clubs, some of which are led by coaches from local teams, teachers and teaching assistants.

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.

Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure 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.

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

See our 'School Clubs' for the latest information as to our after school sports clubs and 'Sporting Activities' for updates on our school teams!

For information about how we are spending the Sports Premium Funding , click here.

Subject Content

Key stage 1:

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

 

Key stage 2:

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and Water Safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

All pupils in Years Two, Three and Four swim throughout the year.  A £3 per week voluntary contribution to the costs is asked for these lessons.

Hit the Surf (RNLI)

Hit the Surf is a half-day programme that gives the unique opportunity for children aged 8-11 to participate in an exciting lifesaving course. The course gives the student’s theory and practical water-based lessons on beach safety, surf survival skills and vital techniques for identifying hazards and dangers.

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