P.E

Intent

To provide a broad, balanced curriculum which is relevant to and widens the experiences of our children in order to prepare them for the challenges they will face and inspire a love of knowledge, learning and life. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as leading physically active and healthy lifestyles. In doing this we will ensure all children have the opportunity to take part in competitive primary school sport both internally and externally.

Implementation

The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.  
  • engage in competitive sports and activities.  
  • lead healthy, active lives.

N/C KS1

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.

N/C KS2

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.

We meet National Curriculum expectations for PE through our use of the Rising Stars Champions PE Scheme. Our children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities arranged through teaching by highly skilled teachers and quality coaches who come to school and deliver specific coaching in: gymnastics, tag rugby, multi-skills and football. Children in Key Stage 2 also access swimming lessons to ensure they meet the minimum requirement at the end of KS2.  

As a school, we take part in a number of whole school events and activities, each day all children participate in the Daily Mile alongside their weekly P.E lessons. On Friday’s children take part in Funky Friday whereby we combine a love of exercise and music to promote a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. Throughout the year we participate in a number of events to extend the love of an active lifestyle to our parents, carers and wider community. Children and families participate in: ‘Bike to School Week’, ‘Big Pedal’ and ‘Walk to School Week’, all of which are aimed at encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as learning about the wider benefits to our environment  these activities can bring.

Our curriculum is further enriched through children taking part in PE events and competitions, which take place in a host of different locations around our area. Children’s skills, abilities and talents are enriched by providing opportunities to showcase the talents of those who are Gifted and Talented, and build up the skills of our Disadvantaged pupils, who may otherwise not have such opportunities.

Children have access to a Breakfast Club each day where they can participate in activities led by a specialist sports coach, and after school clubs.  Most of which are offered at no cost to children to ensure each and every child has equal opportunity to attend.

During our Summer Term each year, we hold a Sports Day where families and carers are invited to share and celebrate the success of our children and their talents in sport. Children complete a range of activities both competitively and non-competitively. This usually forms the finale of our yearly ‘Sports Week’ where we spend an entire week focusing on sports and the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Throughout this week, children have access to workshops delivered by highly trained professionals in a range of different sporting fields. Previous workshops and coaching have been delivered by: Newcastle Eagles, Newcastle Football Foundation and South Shields Football Club.

Furthermore, each year we take a group of Upper Key Stage 2 children to Thurston OEC in Coniston, Lake District for a week-long residential. The aim of this week is to encourage an active, outdoor lifestyle and provide experiences that children may not have the opportunity to do. Thurston aims to promote independence and allow children to recognise and flourish in areas outside of the classroom, not only does this help personal development but also allows them to develop the independence they will need as they transition to KS3.  

  Please see below for our P.E Curriculum Overview:

Supporting scheme:

Rising Stars – Champions Sports Scheme

Year group

Coverage Cycle 1 or Curriculum

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Unit 1:

Sports: Multi-skills

Fitness: Bootcamp

Health: Body parts and their functions.

Gymnastics coach

Unit 2:

Sports: Story time dance

Fitness: Mighty movers

Health: Healthy mind, emotions and goals.

Gymnastics coach

Unit 3:

Sports: Groovy gymnastics

Fitness: Skip to the beat

Health: Hygiene, medicine and exercise

Unit 4:

Sports: Brilliant ball skills

Fitness: Gymfit circuits

Health: Body protectors and body changes

Unit 5:

Sports: Throwing and catching

Fitness: Cool core (strength)

Health: Relationships with others and opinions.

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 2:

Sports: Active athletics

Fitness: Fitness Frenzy

Health: Diet and vitamins.

Multi Skills Coach

Year 2

Unit 1:

Sports: Multi-skills

Fitness: Bootcamp

Health: Body parts and their functions.

Unit 2:

Sports: Ugly bug ball dance

Fitness: Mighty Movers

Health: Healthy mind, emotions and goals

Unit 3

Sports: Groovy gymnastics

Fitness: Skip to the beat

Health: Hygiene, medicine and exercise

Gymnastics Coach

Unit 4

Sports: Brilliant ball skills

Fitness: Gymfit circuits

Health: Body protectors and body changes

Tag Rugby Coach

Unit 5

Sports: Throwing and catching (field games)

Fitness: Cool core (strength)

Health: Relationships with others and opinions

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 6

Sports:Active athletics

Fitness:Fitness frenzy

Health: Diet and vitamins

Multi Skills Coach

Year 3

Unit 1

Sports: Multi – Skills

Fitness: Bootcamp

Health: Body parts and their functions

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 2

Sports: Multi-skills

Fitness: Boot Camp

Health: Body parts and their functions

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 3

Sports: Groovy gymnastics

Fitness: Skip to the beat

Health: Hygiene, medicine and exercise

Gymnastics Coach

Unit 4

Sports: Brilliant ball skills

Fitness: Gymfit Circuits

Health: Hygiene, medicine and exercise

Tag Rugby Coach

Unit 5

Sports: Throwing and catching

Fitness: Cool Core

Health: Relationships with others and opinions

Unit 6

Sports: Active Athletics

Fitness: Fitness Frenzy

Health: Diet and vitamins

Year 4

Unit 1

Sports: Invaders

Fitness: Boot Camp

Health: Healthy Body: Inside and out

Gymnastics coach

Unit 2

Sports: Dynamic dance

Fitness: Mighty Movers

Health: Healthy Mind: going for goals

Gymnastics coach

Unit 3

Sports: Gym sequences

Fitness: Step to the beat

Health: Healthy lifestyle: you are what you eat

Unit 4

Sports: Striking and fielding

Fitness: Gymfit circuits

Health: Healthy body: blood and guts

Unit 5

Sports:  Nimble nets

Fitness: Cool core

Health: Healthy mind: healthy body

Swimming

Unit 6

Sports: Young Olympians

Fitness: Fitness Frenzy

Health: Healthy lifestyles-germ busters.

Swimming

Year 5

Unit 1

Fitness: Bootcamp

Unit 2

Sports: Dynamic Dance

Health: Healthy mind: going for goals

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 1

Sports: Invaders

Health: Healthy body: Inside and out

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 2

Fitness: Mighty Movers (Boxercise)

Unit 3

Fitness:Step to the Beat

Fitness: Gym Sequences

Swimming

Unit 5

Sports: Nimble nets

Fitness:Cool core

Health:Healthy Body: blood and guts

Swimming

Unit 4

Sports: Striking and fielding

Health: Healthy Mind: Healthy Body

Tag Rugby Coach

Unit 6

Sports: Young Olympians

Fitness: Fitness frenzy

HeHealthy lifestyle – germ busters

Tag Rugby Coach

Year 6

Unit 1

Fitness: Bootcamp

Unit 2

Sports: Dynamic Dance

Health: Healthy mind: going for goals

Swimming

Unit 1

Sports: Invaders

Health: Healthy body: Inside and out

Swimming

Unit 2

Fitness: Mighty Movers (Boxercise)

Unit 3

Fitness:Step to the Beat

Fitness: Gym Sequences

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 5

Sports: Nimble nets

Fitness:Cool core

Health:Healthy Body: blood and guts

Multi Skills Coach

Unit 4

Sports: Striking and fielding

Health: Healthy Mind: Healthy Body

Tag Rugby Coach

Unit 6

Sports: Young Olympians

Fitness: Fitness frenzy

Health: Healthy lifestyle – germ busters

Tag Rugby Coach

Impact

We measure the impact of our PE curriculum using a range of formative assessment methods including self and peer assessment during lessons. This provides children the opportunity to appraise each other and suggest constructive feedback for their own and others’ work. Children’s work is evidenced through photographs, videos and blogs. The PE coordinator monitors the delivery and implementation of PE through observations and work and planning scrutinies.

As part of the Champions scheme, each cohort is provided with a Fundamental Skills Passport which is used to assess the physical development of a child at each point of learning. When a child is confident and competent with these skills, they can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills that allow them to enjoy sport and physical activity.

Alongside formal assessment, we also use pupil voice and levels of engagement to monitor pupil progress. The PE coordinator discusses with children which elements of the curriculum they are particularly enjoying and which they would like to see some adjustments, to ensure the utmost engagement from all of our pupils.

We regularly assess the percentage of children who have participated in competitive primary school sport. By the end of the academic year at minimum of 70% of all children will have represented the school at an external competition with 100% of children taking part in internal competitive school sport.

To help engage children with sporting events and opportunities we often share local clubs and community sporting events on our social media page, this helps those children who have shown a particular skill or engagement in an area of PE to develop this further. We aim to encourage those who appear to be particularly in their element to seek these opportunities out to enable them to showcase their skills and talents beyond school.

PE Progression Document

PE Passport