PE

An Introduction

Physical Education is a foundation subject within the National Curriculum.

It is essential that children acquire the necessary fundamental physical skills at a young age. It is our aim that all children have acquired these skills by the end of KS1 in order to achieve ‘physical literacy.’ Once they leave KS1, children will strive to develop these skills further within team games, individual competition and performances.

“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”

 (Whitehead, 2014)

 

Physical Education at Sandy Hill
WE AIM TO BE STARS!
How does it apply to PE and Sport?
S elf Motivated
having the desire to improve fitness as well as personal and team performance
 
 
T hinker
finding ways to improve personal and team performance in order to outplay an opponent
 
 
A spirational
having the desire to achieve personal bests and to lead healthy and active lifestyles
 
 
R esilient
learnng from mistakes, defeats and poor performances to come back stronger in the future
 
 
S upportive
helping others to improve their fitness as well personal and team performance
 
 
 

Our vision for PE and Sport at Sandy Hill Academy is that there is:

  • High quality teaching and learning across the school in all sports and physical activities.

  • Children that have a good understanding of health and fitness and strive to improve this.

  • Larger numbers of children take part in extra-curricular sports clubs and in representing the school at festivals, matches and performances.

  • Children that have experiences of a wider range of physical activities.

  • Children who not only play but coach and lead physical activities or sports.

Developing our fundamental movement skills in the Nursery to achieve Physical Literacy
 
 
 our Physical Education curriculum...
 
 FS and KS1 

Teachers have access to tiered objectives from Classroom Monitor to be able to deliver high quality PE in the Foundation Stage and KS1. The aim of PE at this age is to develop “Physical Literacy“(Whitehead 2014) among pupils. Children are exposed to two hours of PE to develop their fundamental movement skills; one session will be indoors and one will be outdoors. Although sessions are not always sport specific, children are encouraged to compete against themselves and others using basic tactics; children are also required to begin to take part in team games. Teachers assess their children at the end of each session/unit as working towards, meeting or exceeding stage expectations. As children move through the Key Stage, progression is ensured through an increase in expectations and careful assessment from Classroom Monitor. Ensuring children are at least at meeting expectations is top of our priority.

 KS2 

Teachers have access to tiered objectives from Classroom Monitor to be able to deliver high quality PE in KS2. The aim of PE at this age is to build upon the fundamental skills gained in the Foundation Stage and KS1, using them to take part in sport specific activities. Children are exposed to two hours of PE to develop their fundamental movement skills; one session will be indoors and one will be outdoors. Indoor PE will consist of Dance or Gym. Outdoor PE will consist of a range of Outdoor Adventurous, Net, Invasion, Striking/Fielding games and athletics. Teachers assess their children at the end of each session/unit as working towards, meeting or exceeding stage expectations. As children move through the Key Stage, progression is assured through an increase in expectations and careful assessment from Classroom Monitor. Ensuring children are at least at meeting expectations is top of our priority. See our curriculum map to show the PE we cover across the school.

 
a range of active opportunities
In school we look to cover a mixture of traditional sports and alternative sports. Children at Sandy enjoy the wide range of experiences they recieve. The Sport Premium funding has helped us our school provide these opportunities for our children.