INTENT: The Physical Education (PE) curriculum is created in line with the National Curriculum with objectives further divided into each phase within the school. Our intent is that all children access high quality P.E. provision throughout the school, allowing them to showcase key skills across a variety of sports and performance based units. This facilitates pupils to achieve the school aims and values. The IMPACT is that each child can see a clear end purpose and journey for every unit of P.E. they take part in. They will be confident and competent sportspersons, and have the knowledge to lead healthy lifestyles. They will view sports a strategy for supporting mental health, and participate because of a love of sport.
IMPLEMENTATION: We have adapted the National Curriculum Physical Education Programme of Study for the teaching of PE. Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 receive two PE lessons per week (a minimum of two hours in total). Pupils in the Foundation Stage all have access to the outdoor learning environment in which they are taught gross motor skills and the prerequisites of physical development. In nursery, children access outside play provision independently every day as well as a focused P.E session every week. In Reception classes, children receive one P.E session a week as well as one focused outdoor activity. In Year 3, Physical Education also includes swimming lessons which continue throughout the academic year. Year 5 pupils participate in a residential to gain additional opportunities of outdoor and adventurous activities. This document outlines the detail further: