Physical Education Curriculum
Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing'
PE Curriculum Intention
We believe PE, Sport and Wellbeing to be an essential part of all pupils' emotional, creative and physical development regardless of gender, race, culture or ability. Our vision for PE and sport is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils by providing them with high-quality sporting activities and opportunities that will equip and encourage pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
We believe that opportunities to participate in PE and sports activities can enhance the wellbeing of the children, providing confidence, resilience and adaptability to meet the challenges of the changing world.
We aim to develop the following characteristics in our children:
- Self-motivation to take part in physical activity outside school as recreation and as part of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
- A positive attitude and interest in a wide range of physical activities.
- Awareness of issues related to health-related fitness.
- The development of children’s strength, fitness, speed, gross and fine motor skills.
- Aesthetic appreciation and understanding of Dance and Gymnastics.
- Knowledge of different areas of P.E. e.g. the rules of different games.
- Self-esteem and confidence.
- Social skills e.g. cooperating in groups, playing fairly to rules, mixing with children from other schools.
- We follow a broad and balanced PE curriculum, using the GetSet4PE scheme, fulfilling the demands of the National Curriculum.
- We aim to ensure every child moving on to secondary school can swim 25m and has basic water skills.
- Ensure every child has the opportunity to represent South View in a competitive sports fixture.
- Develop the fitness of each pupil, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate.
- Integrate, where possible into other curriculum areas, eg use of athletics data in ICT and number work in both numeracy and PE lessons, links to maths, English and geography in OAA.
- Involve the outside community where possible - e.g. Sports Day, Clubs including Elite Sports Coaching, Community Sports Worker for South Holland – Futures 4 me, Inter-school matches as part of the Elite Sports Package.
- Provide excellent PE provision for all children including those with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified and mini versions of games and practices.
- Provide enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, cooperation, competition and tolerance develop.
PE Curriculum Implementation
Our PE curriculum is varied, and the long-term plan ensures that we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. All pupils receive two hours of high-quality PE using either our outside spaces or the school hall. All children have a weekly PE lesson with their class teacher and then another weekly session with a qualified coach. During the 'coached' sessions, children receive expert coaching to develop fundamental skills within a particular planned area of the curriculum in the long term plan. Class teachers and the coaches ensure knowledge, progression and assessments are at the heart of each session to provide continuity.
Children take part in a range of invasion, striking and fielding or net and wall games and outdoor and adventurous activities. We promote imagination and creativity in gymnastics and dance as well as provide opportunities for athletics using both indoor and outdoor environments. Pupils are encouraged to take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. In LKS2, children go on a residential course for outdoor activities. Children have swimming lessons from their very first year of school and continue every year up to Year 6, with extra booster groups for years 5 and 6 who need extra confidence.
Our PE curriculum is sequenced precisely to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s primary journey, enabling children to build upon prior experiences and apply these fluently, with confidence. Children also have the opportunity to further these skills at after school sports clubs, making club links with the Community Sports Worker for South Holland – Futures 4 me. At South View, we endeavour to provide a broad range of activities based on children’s interests and new initiatives.
Physical Education is fundamental in developing healthy lifestyles in young people, and we provide many opportunities to develop these and sporting skills outside the normal curriculum time. Regular extracurricular clubs are very popular and offer a wide variety of sports and well-being clubs over the academic year, including: Gymnastics, Football, Cheer skills, Netball, Dance, Rounders, Yoga, Cooking, Mindful colouring (for fine and gross motor skills) and a Foundation Stage gross motor skills club.
Inter and intra sports competitions are a 'growing' strength of the school, we are incredibly proud of the children who take part in these and the parents who support them at away competitions. Although we enjoy the competitive nature of the sport, we also appreciate and encourage the importance of children ‘having a go’ and promote positive experiences of being physically active and not always participating to win. We have an inclusive approach and value the importance of physical and mental well-being.
Playtimes play a crucial part in our pupils being happy, healthy and ready to learn. We have well-equipped playgrounds (each year group has a box of resources and both KS1 and KS2 areas have playground markings to encourage movement and activity), a sports field, a fixed fitness area and a climbing wall.
The development of leadership and communication skills are highly valued so the year 6 children can apply to become a playground leader, which is a responsible role in encouraging younger children to learn how to play collaborative games, respect rules and be as active as possible during playtimes. Children selected are positive role models for younger members of the school, organising lunchtime games and assisting with annual sports days. Sports leaders are voted democratically within the school's houses and these leaders assist the playground leaders and also assist in the running of the intra house sports competitions.
PE Curriculum Impact
We aim to motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.