Pupils participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities with sports coaches. Children in Year 4 also have weekly swimming lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop confidence, tolerance and an appreciation of their own as well as others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to promote not only physical development but also wellbeing.
All children participate in further physical activity for our Daily Mile initiative which encourages them to improve their fitness levels as well as having a positive impact on their physical and emotional health.
All children will have Quality First Teaching. Any children with identified SEND or in receipt of Pupil Premium funding may have additional or different work to their peers, depending on their needs, in order to access the curriculum. As well as this, our school offers a demanding and varied curriculum which provides children with a range of opportunities to enable them to reach their full potential and consistently achieve highly from their starting points.
Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different physical activity areas and, like other subjects, discreet vocabulary progression also forms part of the units of work.
If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
- Pupil discussions about their learning
- Video analysis through recordings of performance in lessons
- The annual tracking of standards across the curriculum
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only by teaching sporting skills, but also by promoting the values and disciplines which underpin that. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful they need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise their skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.