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Wybunbury Primary School


Physical Education Curriculum Policy
At Wybunbury Delves we aim to 'light the spark for a love of learning and of life' and believe Physical Education is a subject which offers the very best opportunities to achieve this. We adopt SPARK approach to learning to in order to learn practically and challenge children to increase their skills and knowledge while learning resilience. The spirituality in PE is felt by some children in the sensation of physical activity or in collaborative learning as a team.

Why do we teach P.E.?
The term 'Physical Education' encompasses a range of areas across both Sports and Healthy Living.
Physical Education lessons offer our children the opportunity to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We would like our children to be equipped with the variety of fundamental skills needed to effectively compete, either as part of a team, or individually. We offer, through the Sports Partnership, the opportunity to participate in competitions, which help to build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
Physical Education provides our children with the opportunity to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and to recognise how choices made in other areas, such as diet, can affect this.

The aims of P.E. in our school are:
At Wybunbury Delves children should be given the opportunity to learn through experience. Our Physical Education Curriculum should offer opportunities for children to:

  • Develop confidence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Become physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

    EYFS Area: Physical Development

    By the end of Reception children should:
    Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
    Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

    Key Stage 1

  • Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident
  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
  • They should be able to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics foe 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 link them to make actions and sequences of movement
  • Pupils should enjoy communicating and competing with each other
  • Children should be taught to:
  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • 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 should be taught to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Pupils should be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water- based situations

    Curriculum & School Organisation
    The National Curriculum is used as the basis for the planning of pupil's entitlement, subject coverage and progression in P.E. The school also uses guidance provided by our sports partnership (CNSSP), to support our Sports Coach. P.E. is now taught by Mr Turner, for two hours in KS2 and one hour in KS1. Early years are teacher taught.

    Teaching and Learning style
    In lessons, the emphasis is on having fun whilst learning essential, fundamental skills. Towards the end of each half term children are given an opportunity to practice their skills in level 1 (Intra school) competitions.
    We recognise that there are a range of abilities throughout each class and we seek to provide the opportunities for all children to succeed, by matching the task to the ability of the child.

    Features of Progression
    To ensure children make progress in Physical Education, teaching should promote opportunities for them, as they move through the Key Stage, to progress:

  • Their development of fundamental skills into competitive situations
  • Matching their performances to suit an audience
  • Their understanding of the tactics needed
  • Their understanding of the importance of self evaluation
  • How healthy living affects their physical wellbeing

    Our PE Coach completes ongoing assessment each term through methods they deem to be most appropriate; this could be tick sheets, videos and photos of children working and much more. Records of assessment are filed in each year groups Cohort Curriculum file. This file is reviewed by the PE co-ordinator annually.

    Monitoring, review and evaluation
    Monitoring of the standards of work and the quality of teaching is the responsibility of the P.E. subject leader and Sports Coach. The work of the PE Subject Leader also involves supporting colleagues in the teaching of PE providing CPD opportunities), being informed about current developments in the subject, and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.

  • Reviewing the Policy for P.E. and ensuring its implementation
  • Ensuring continuity and progression in the teaching and learning of P.E. pupils
  • Monitoring teaching and learning within the subject
  • Saving evidence of pupil work and assessment
  • Meeting with critical friend to evaluate subject leadership and teaching and learning
  • Updating P.E. Action Plan from analysis and feedback sheet

    Professional Development needs are identified through:

  • School development plan
  • Curriculum review and evaluation
  • Staff need
    These are prioritised by the Staff Development Policy

    Curriculum Risk Assessment
    Electronic P.E. risk assessments can be found in the risk assessment folder, in the P.E. Subject Co-ordinator File.

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