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.
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
Children are normally taught in their class groups. All pupils receive two terms of swimming lessons, with the exception of EYFS who swim for one term during the summer term. These lessons are held at Stone swimming baths and are led by a qualified swimming teacher.
Physical education is delivered by qualified coaches from Bee Active, with the support of school staff, who gain valuable CPD. These coaches are responsible for the planning and teaching of physical education. Assessments of pupil outcomes is carried out in conjunction with the class teacher.
Fair play and good sporting behaviour are encouraged at all times. Children are also expected to behave in a considerate, responsible manner, showing respect for other people and equipment.
During physical education activities, children are encouraged to discuss safety implications concerning themselves and others.
Special needs pupils are fully integrated and have equality of access to physical education at their appropriate level.
Music and themes used in lessons are balanced to ensure an equal interest level for both boys and girls.
Health and science education issues are addressed in physical education lessons such as the effect of exercise on the heart.
Children are trained to move and store equipment in a safe manner. Points of safety in the use of equipment are taught.
All children change into P.E. kit for their practical lessons, with the exception of EYFS, who wear their kit all day on PE days.
Blue / white t-shirt
Navy or black shorts
Navy or black tracksuit trousers / leggings for cold weather
Pumps or trainers for outdoor work
By the end of KS2, our pupils will be able 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
Pupils will leave All Saints being able 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
In 2020, all of our pupils left school being able to meet the above requirements.
PE Curriculum Overview (not including swimming)
|Class 3||Invasion Games – Tag Rugby, Basketball, Netball||Dance||Gymnastics||Net / wall games Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball||Athletics||Striking & Fielding Cricket, Rounders,|
(fundamental movements – agility, balance, co-ordination)