PE is a vital part of school life and ultimately children’s future well-being. It is therefore our intent to provide an inclusive, broad, and balanced curriculum that ensures ALL children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills or being introduced to new clubs.
It is our intent to ensure children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the tools to do so through health and well-being education.
Children must understand how to take care of themselves both physically and mentally to be successful adults.
We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Salterhebble, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE at Salterhebble J & I School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, and outdoor & adventure.
- Real PE is used as a unique, child-centred approach to teaching PE. It transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child in primary school. It focuses on the fundamental movement skills of a child's physical development- Agility, Balance, Coordination. Real PE develops the whole child, each term there is a multi-ability focus: Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical, Health and Fitness.
- The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering either sporting discipline or an enhancement every half term alongside with scheme of work from Real PE.
- Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Each year the Year 5 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Children in upper KS2 participate in residential trips. These include a different range of exciting outdoor and adventurous activities. These activities guarantee the children experience a wealth of personal and interpersonal skills.
Substantive knowledge in PE is based on deliberate practice and development of specific skills that can be used in a variety of disciplines, sports and games e.g:
• Running, jumping, throwing and catching
• Tactics within a team game e.g. strategies for attacking and defending
• Being able to perform specific actions, balances and movements in line with year group expectations
• Being able to swim confidently and competently over 25 metres
• Being able to perform a safe self-rescue in water.
Disciplinary knowledge in PE comes through opportunities for the children to choose and apply their own actions, balances, movements and skills. Once they have mastered the specific skills, they have opportunities to apply these within sports and games and therefore have to choose different strategies and the best way to approach different challenges. As they move through school, their skills and knowledge around tactics become more complex and they have to work collaboratively to make decisions. We provide many opportunities for our children to evaluate their performances and reflect on how they will
improve next time.
By the end of KS1, children will be able 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
By the end of KS2, children will be able to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.