At St Faith’s, it is our intent to encourage children to
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 three main principles:
1) Learning is most effective when spaced rather than blocked.
2) Interleaving helps pupils to discriminate between topics and aids long-term retention. ‘Interleaving is a process where students mix, or interleave, multiple subjects or topics while they study in order to improve their learning.’
3) 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.
In the EYFS, PE is taught through the development of both Moving and Handling and Health and Self Care areas of learning. It is taught consistently throughout the day during the implementation of ‘In the Moment’ planning and weekly through adult lead PE sessions, taught by the class teacher.
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.
In the EYFS, the staff ensure all children develop the independence they need to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently. 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:
In Key Stage 1, 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.
Through 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 especial 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.