PE & Sport

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)

Foundation & KS1 Curriculum

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 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.

KS2 Curriculum

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.