The intent of our PE programme, using Real PE as a starting point, is to provide students with a range of physical activities and experiences that promote physical development, as well as social and emotional development. The PE programme aims to foster a love of physical activity and encourage students to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Specifically, the programme aims to develop students' fundamental movement skills, coordination, and fitness, as well as their ability to work collaboratively with others, show sportsmanship, and persevere in the face of challenges.
- PE at Salterhebble J & I School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through the Real PE scheme of work and in KS2 alongside a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- 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 a high quality PE session (a full afternoon) each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time activities are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs including football, netball and running.
- 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, Year 6 children are trained to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time activities, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Children in Year 6 swim once a week throughout the year as one of their PE lessons.
The impact of the PE programme is measured through a range of observations by teachers, self-evaluations by students, and evidence in floor books and through pupil voice. The impact of the PE programme is demonstrated through improvements in students' physical fitness, the development of their fundamental movement skills, and the acquisition of social and emotional skills such as teamwork and perseverance.
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.