Children develop skills and confidence in a wide range of different sports and physical activities.
The Get Set for PE scheme supports delivery of a progressive curriculum in a range of sports and physical activity lessons taught by both our teachers and PE coach. Our inter and intra school competitions allow children to apply what they have learnt in more competitive environments.
Specialist instructors teach and develop our children's skills in dance, tennis, swimming, martial arts and cricket. This encourages out of school participation, as it has allowed the school to develop strong links with local clubs and organisations.
Physical Education Curriculum Overview
Carefully sequenced Get Set for PE units, allow progression throughout the key stage, across a wide range of sports and other physical activities. We create opportunities for children to transfer and build on their declarative and procedural knowledge and physical skills to develop their physical confidence and competence.
Children are given the opportunity to apply their skills in competitive situations by attending the School Sports Partnership events (a range of sporting competitions against other schools in the local area) and intra-school competitions between classes and year groups, each half term.
Some of our sessions are taught by specialist coaches, who encourage children to engage with opportunities linked to their discipline outside of school and we actively promote many other local clubs and opportunities for children to engage in, by providing information directly to parents and carers. We regularly celebrate out of school sport, health and fitness participation.
Swimming lessons focus on developing our children into confident, competent and proficient swimmers, and this is taught to all children by a specialist instructor in Year 5. Our PE curriculum is enhanced by the annual Year 6 residential to Hilltop as well as sessions with specialist coaches including martial arts, scootering, skateboarding and bikeability.
Lower Key Stage
In ball/team sports, children learn skills in isolation or in simple modified scenarios, applying the basic principles for attacking and defending.
Athletic lessons focus on co-ordination, balance and control, alongside linking movements and starting to develop skills such as power and accuracy.
Our specialist dance teacher uses modelling, prompts and counts to help children to copy and remember choreographed dance routines, which include dynamic and expressive movements.
In Gymnastics children develop balance, flexibility, control and technique in simple routines, with and without a partner, both on and off of the apparatus.
Upper Key Stage
In ball/team sports, children learn to combine skills and apply them under increasing competitive pressure, encouraging them to work collaboratively to develop their own tactics, for both attacking and defending.
Athletics lessons focus on developing technique and control, through confident and fluent application of skills. Children are challenged to compete against their own (and others) personal bests.
Our specialist dance teacher develops choreographed routines with the children developing confidence, fluency and accuracy. The children produce a final performance when they can demonstrate their understanding of space, timing and impact.
In Gymnastics children develop strength and technique, performing more complex sequences and routines with precision and control.
Children develop the skills to follow instructions carefully, as well as communicate them to others, to develop strategies and solve problems in increasingly complex outdoor adventurous activities and challenges in their orienteering lessons.