Our PE curriculum intent is to ensure that all children enjoy being physically active. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle both now and in the future. We wish to empower children to believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
Our implementation of a high-quality PE education strives to offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children are given a wealth of opportunities to progress physically. In October 2020, we adopted the PE Hub scheme to teach PE across the school. This scheme sets children up to enjoy games and athleticism, but also focuses on the achievement of whole-child objectives such as social and cooperation skills, goal setting and self-evaluation.
In Reception, children receive one formal hour of PE teaching each week, which is supported by a Sports Coach as well as the class teacher. Further physical development opportunities are available at all times through Continuous Provision.
In Years 1 -6, children have at least 2 hours of quality PE sessions a week following a combination of the PE Hub prescribed plans and lessons tailored by our visiting Sports Coach. The expertise of our Sports Coach ensures that teacher professional development is ongoing and teaching is of a high standard.
The impact of our PE curriculum is that children show clear progression of skills in PE, as illustrated in our progression of skills document.
Children have the opportunity to take part in a vast range of extra-curricular activities and demonstrate their new skills in sports competitions. All children also have the opportunity to take part in a sports day.
Our new Year 6 PE ambassadors have received training in the ‘Bronze Ambassador’ scheme (November 2021) and are becoming fantastic leaders and motivators for physical activity across the school. As their role develops, the ambassadors will run their own clubs and take and take on more responsibility for the organisation of sports events and competitions. We went to learn with and from our children, to ensure that our provision inspires and enables them to enjoy being physically active
Our curriculum inspires curiosity, enables our children to aspire for more, and supports them in becoming resilient learners.