‘A high quality PE curriculum that will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such fair play and respect.’
We want all children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are. We aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to access at least two 60 minutes PE lessons of physical activity a week, while covering all aspects of the PE national curriculum. We believe, through experiences and a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum tailored to all children, they will continue to have the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for their engagement in physical activity, sport and PE. Our intention is to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE for every child.
We aim to help all children to make progress in their physical, social and mental development . This helps them maintain a positive physical and mental outlook for the future.
Children at St George’s undertake two weekly PE sessions.
- Our use of PE coaches, also ensure that our children receive quality first provision in all year groups at least once a week.
- Our PE coaches also work regularly within EYFS to support the children’s physical development, focusing on improving core strength and fine and gross motor skills.
- All children have the access to an inclusive curriculum. Support is provided for SEND children in line with other subjects in PE.
- All lessons are planned using the LPESSN scheme of work which cover all of the fundamental skills needed to access a range of sports.
- A progression of skills is used with each year group, which enables pupils to build on and develop their skills each year for each area, with regular assessments in each lesson.
- All teachers have an active role in promoting the profile of physical activity, sport and PE.
- Lunchtimes are an important time for children to engage in physical activity and for all children to access to opportunity to engage in physical activity each day. There is a weekly rota which is followed by all lunch time staff on duty to allow our children to have a broad and well-rounded opportunity to engage in physical activity.
- Children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitions ranging from running to gymnastics. Our participation and success in sporting events aim to raise the profile of PE further and createseven more enjoyment of physical activity. This links in with our intent of allowing all our children to be physically active for life and understand the benefits of this.
- Children in Years 4- 6 participate in a swimming curriculum for a term each year. This is essential in teaching them this important life skill as well as life saving techniques. This ensures children are in the best position possible to leave primary school swimming a minimum of 25m.
- Children in 6 are invited to attend a residential trip where they will undertake various outdoor activities such as climbing, archery, orienteering and abseiling. Our aim is to further develop our offer of outdoor, adventurous activities to children in other year groups
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and carefully planned provision are designed to support children’s physical development. Children engage in physical activity both in and outdoors. Our children have access to free flow play for sustained periods of time and are encouraged to use our large outdoor environment including mud kitchen, play equipment and large sandpit. We access this environment all year round and in all weather conditions to support the development of gross and fine motor control, balance, coordination, confidence and problem-solving skills. We share a range of healthy snacks to develop our understanding of the importance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
The impact of this curriculum design will lead to outstanding progress in their performance, competition, and social and mental development. Children will therefore be expected to leave St George’s a well-rounded individual physically, socially, and mentally and will have reached at least their expected level in PE. We hope the children will understand the importance of physical activity, sport and PE and motivate children to become confident, resilient, and disciplined, so that they become independent and take responsibility for their health and fitness throughout their life.