We aim to engage and inspire pupils to take part in PE and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.
We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. The PE curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build upon previous learning. It focusses on the development of agility, balance and coordination. It also develops healthy competition and co-operative learning through appropriate challenge and support. Pupils develop a sound knowledge of these fundamental skills. They are able to apply them into competitive situations as well as developing teamwork and collaboration.
PE supports pupils’ oracy skills. It provides them with effective language experiences. This is done through the promotion of specialist and technical vocabulary. We also encourage questioning and feedback on performance. Group work and other aspects of cooperative learning is a key part of this.
We ensure that enough time is provided, so that all children receive at least two hours of high-quality PE lessons per week.
Also, we provide opportunities for pupils to take part in different extra-curricular activities and initiatives such as the Daily Mile and Bike to School Week. Staff provide a wide range of active afterschool clubs from ball games, team games, gymnastics and dance to sporting competitions including Rowena World Cup Sports Week and Tokyo Olympic Games. These activities build character and help embed important values such as fairness and respect.
In Early Years pupils develop their physical development skills. This is done through daily use of our purpose-built outdoor area and through weekly PE sessions. Outdoors, pupils are encouraged to climb, balance and move in different ways whilst negotiating space. Pupils use a range of equipment to help them learn and consolidate new skills. Fine motor development is an essential part of pupils’ physical development in early years. Pupils engage in daily focussed fine motor sessions. They have activities to strengthen fine motor skills in their daily provision such as cutting and sticking, drawing and painting.
In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to develop fundamental movement skills. They become increasingly competent and confident in these. They have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination. They have opportunities to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities. This is done through Commando Joe and other increasingly challenging situations.