P.E Curriculum Statement
Our intent is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and text rich curriculum that allows them to develop as confident responsible citizens equipped with the skills that will allow them to be successful in our ever-changing world, both in the present and the future.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities (memorable experiences) to engage learners and develop their cultural capital which has been recognised as essential if children are to succeed.
We believe that our children should not only reach their best academically, but also develop a thirst for knowledge, foster a love of learning and leave our school with independent learning skills.
We are fully committed to developing each child's unique potential within a secure and caring environment.
Physical Education is taught as an area of learning, as well as being integrated where possible with other curriculum areas such as Maths where we provide a contextual opportunity for time and measure. We have implemented a curriculum (Get Set 4 PE) where pupils from the age of 4 to the age of 11 not only enjoy but also allows them to experience a range of activities that broaden their knowledge and experience. PE consists of 2 lessons per week-one with a specialist PE Coach. During the summer term Year 4 and 5 receive high quality swimming lessons where there is also a focus on performing lifesaving strokes.
The key knowledge and skills of each topic are mapped across each year group. This ensures that children develop their knowledge of games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activity progressively throughout the whole school. The skills in these areas are also developed systematically, with the programme of study for each year group building on previous learning and preparing for subsequent years. Knowledge and skills are informed and linked to enable achievement of key stage end points, as informed by the 2014 National Curriculum.
We teach lessons so that children 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. Every lesson requires the children to think of the importance of preparing their body for physical activity, acquiring and developing new knowledge and skills and also evaluating and improving their performances and the performance of others.
At St. George's we have a fully trained sports coach who is a member of staff who teaches PE alongside class teachers. This ensures that every child receives high quality PE and that teachers receive specialist training on a regular basis. This guarantees sustainability. They also provide opportunities for children to extend their school day by taking part in a variety of activities thus supporting their health and well being.
Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. We aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.
In order to increase our children’s cultural capital, we provide opportunities for the children to;
Inter sporting competitions
A range of intra sporting competitions
Year 6 residential visit where children experience a variety of outdoor activities such as, orienteering, mining, mountain walk as well as team building activities where children focus on problem solving.
We will also be starting the 'venture out' days again for all of the children.
National Curriculum Objectives
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