Physical Education – Curriculum intention

Our PE curriculum is evidence -led, taking into account sources such as the Ofsted July 2018 report on Physical Activity in Schools and the House of Commons Briefing Paper in December 2019 on PE, physical activity and sports in schools. 

 

Our curriculum is explicitly planned to be inclusive, ambitious, broad and balanced with an intent to develop an extensive knowledge of healthy, active lifestyles for all pupils. It is coherently planned and sequenced to build confidence, character, resilience, determination and respect. 

The PE curriculum is carefully designed to include a mix of indoor and outdoor based learning throughout the year and provides varied and progressive sequences of learning. This enables pupils to contextualise their learning experiences. Our curriculum provides equal access and opportunities for all. In our lessons, we ensure that subject specific vocabulary is used throughout all lessons. 

All children receive two lessons of quality first physical education teaching per week. During PE lessons, pupils are encouraged to be creative in their own performance, and evaluative their own and others’ work. PE teaching aims to provide pupils with fun, positive experiences which will encourage participation in lifelong activity.  

Our aims are that pupils will; 

  • Participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. 
  • Develop and apply teamwork skills. 
  • Develop resilience, confidence and character. 
  • Increase fitness levels. 
  • Be encouraged to lead active, healthy lifestyles. 
  • Compete in a range of competitive events. 
  • Organise and lead their own activities 
  • Understand and feedback on their own performance and that of peers. 
  • Develop and model the skills of good sportsmanship. 

We aim to give all children the opportunity to experience competitive sport by planning and participating in regular events such as sports days, intra-trust and city-wide competition and inclusivity events. 

In addition, there are a range of extra-curricular sporting and physical opportunities including cricket, football, netball, basketball, cross-country running. 

 

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