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West Coker CofE VC Primary School

'All Life's Strands Entwined'

PE

Our Physical Education Subject Leaders is Mr Clapp

 

INTENT:

It is our intention to build an ambitious PE curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect. We aim to develop health, physical fitness and emotional wellbeing for all pupils. Our children will have a range of opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and embed our core values.

 

IMPLEMENTATION:

Our PE curriculum is based on the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum. PE progression has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum.

Our long term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high quality PE and sports provision. The long term plan begins by focussing on the fundamental skills and then moving onto skills and activities that can lead to different sports. Further up school, we start making the links between sports and it becomes more sport specific as we get them ready for secondary school. Children are given plenty of opportunities to build upon prior knowledge, allowing children to know more, and remember more. Children are given opportunities to take part in competitive sports throughout the year across Key Stage 2. We aim for all pupils to develop a healthy life style, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. Children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. In addition, inclusive sports clubs are used to supplement our PE provision.

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.

 

IMPACT:

We aim to motivate children to utilise the sporting skills, values and disciplines that PE promotes in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives. At West Coker Primary School, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their physical and emotional health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

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