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PE

PE Intent

At St Faith’s, it is our intent to encourage children to think beyond what they can physically do now and strive to develop a lifelong love of sports and an understanding of how to lead a heathy lifestyle. We want to provide opportunities to compete and take part in a range of sport and other activities, that build character and help to embed values such as respect, community and friendship. Our aim is that our children care not only about the physically development of skills but gain a rich understand of the mental positives of a healthy wellbeing.

 

Implementation of PE

We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning by ensuring we carefully consider how knowledge is sequenced. Teachers must understand what pupils must know and be able to do in each subject by the end of each academic year; they must recognise what has come before and what pupils will continue to learn in the next year.

Our curriculum design is based on two main principles:

1) Learning is most effective when spaced rather than blocked.

2) Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular, which increases both storage and retrieval strength.

Some of our content is subject specific, whilst other content is combined in a cross-curricular approach.

 

We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning by ensuring we carefully consider how knowledge is sequenced. Teachers must understand what pupils must know and be able to do in each subject by the end of each academic year; they must recognise what has come before and what pupils will continue to learn in the next year.

 

Early Years

In EYFS, PE is taught through the development of both Moving and Handling and Health and Self Care so that children develop their skills in large movements (climbing, balancing, strength.) and small movements (holding a pencil, threading beads,). This area of learning also includes developing toileting skills, dressing and undressing independently and understanding how to stay fit and healthy.

 

While at St Faith’s, we strive to ensure all children develop physically to show good control and coordination, gain an ability to move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space while being able to handle equipment and tools effectively. We do this by providing opportunities throughout the day to practice and develop these skills be it in class activities or through skills based PE lessons.

 

As part of our good practice, we consistently promote the importance for good health, physical exercise, and a healthy diet. As a school, we dedicate one day a term to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

 

Key Stage 1

In accordance with the National Curriculum, children are taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

Inclusivity in PE

In Key Stage 1 and in EYFS our curriculum endeavours to provide opportunities for all pupils. We are fully inclusive so that all of our children can become physically confident in a range of ways, which will support their health and fitness, now and in the future.

Teacher are provided guidance on how to support a range on SEN needs and are encouraged to use the STEP method when planning an inclusive lesson.

The STEP method encourages teachers to think about.

Space - Where the activity is happening? How can you adapt it?

Task - What activity is happening? Can the way the activity is performed be adapted to support or challenge different pupils?

Equipment - What is being used for the activity? There are endless variations in equipment enabling young people to find the best way to participate in PE.

People - Who is involved in the activity? For example, you could have different numbers of individuals on teams to balance a game.

 

Through delivering fun and inclusive lessons we help our children to develop a love of sports and physical activities, pupils are encouraged to be active and are supported in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively.

As a school, we are always developing our cross curricular links with an especially strong link between PE, PHSE and Music.

 

The teaching of PE occurs weekly and the subject context changes each half term, ensuring that children our exposed to a rich, balance curriculum.

Our superb physical education curriculum, supported by high quality teaching and highly skilled sports coaches, aims to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, as well as other physically demanding activities.

 

 

Impact of PE

Our children will thrive as athletes. They will become confident, articulate individuals with a strong understanding of our Christian values. The physical activity skills and knowledge that they acquire and develop at St Faith’s will equip them for the next stage of their development. The children at St Faith’s will love learning.

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