Physical Education (PE)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES
 

Intent

  The PE curriculum will enable our children to-

  • Be physically and mentally confident to take part in a wide range of physical activities.
  • Develop the stamina they need to be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Develop the competence to engage effectively in competitive sports
  • Show resilience, fairness, self esteem and respect for others.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

Implementation

Our PE progression of skills document outlines the knowledge and skills covered in each year group, within their class or group-

EYFS

Our children have large spaces on the field and playground for energetic play each day. Equipment is available for them to practise movement skills, climbing, balancing and negotiating space as well as taking turns. Time is set aside each week to work on indoor skills and the Reception children have two hours of taught PE each week. A Sports Coach takes the Reception children for one hour of that time. In the Autumn and Summer, the Reception children are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities after school. Reception children have the opportunity of taking part in competitions and festivals with other primary schools in the Hope Valley Cluster. We welcome groups into school to provide extra activities such as ‘All Stars Cricket’.

Key Stage 1

PE is taught for two hours a week and some of that time is taken by a Sports Coach. This covers a variety of sports and physical education activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. In the Autumn and Summer, children are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities after school. All children have the opportunity of taking part in sporting competitions and dance and multi sports festivals with other primary schools in the Hope Valley Cluster. We welcome groups into school to provide extra activities such as ‘All Stars Cricket’.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 PE is taught for two hours a week and one hour of this time is taken by a sports coach. The two hours covers a variety of sports and physical education activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.  In the Summer Term children in Year 4,5 and 6 take part in weekly swimming lessons. In the Autumn and Summer children are given the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities after school.  All children have the opportunity of taking part in sporting competitions and festivals with other primary schools in the Hope Valley Cluster. This includes a day spent at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. We welcome groups into school to provide extra activities such as ‘All Stars Cricket’. Year 4 children have the opportunity to spend two nights at White Hall Outdoor Education Centre near Buxton and Year 6 are offered two nights at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre in Matlock. The children are offered a high-quality range of fun and adventurous outdoor activities at both centres.

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Impact

Assessment

Teachers and the Sports Coach use a range of on-going assessment for learning techniques, to gain information about the children’s development. This allows them to adapt their planning as necessary. This is shared with parents by an annual school report and verbally too, at parents’ meetings twice a year.

The subject leader for Physical Education undertakes monitoring activities during the year that include discussions with children, teaching staff, the Sports Coach and learning walks.