PE Curriculum Statement
The intent of our PE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they are stimulated physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. It aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences in games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor education. Our children will be encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees/umpires/officials.
enjoy exercise and promote a concern for health and fitness through participation in physical activity develop their ability to ‘strive to be their best’. develop an awareness of the environment’s potential for leisure and recreation. We provide our children with opportunities to develop positive attitudes towards self-esteem, co-operative learning, leadership and respect for others’ abilities.
At Pilsley, we want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE challenges and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It teaches children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team-based physical activities. The PE curriculum will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
Building vital skills, whether in football, gymnastics or dance is extremely important and every child will continually and consistently develop their own personal PE skills from Nursery up to Year 6. Here at Pilsley, we provide many opportunities for children to access sport, through inter-school sports games, after school clubs, and community links with Cavendish swimming pool. Ensuring our children are active on a daily basis allows them to develop and improve across the whole curriculum and we encourage children to take part in the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative, which contributes to their overall personal health and well-being. Our ‘Daily Mile’ initiative, which the children complete daily, has allowed children to maintain their focus and engagement as well as contributing to children achieving vital skills not only in PE, but across the whole curriculum.
At the beginning of each topic, the class teacher will take into account the children’s different starting points. Our local area is utilised fully to achieve personalised outcomes, with opportunities for outside sports embedded in practice.
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Pilsley, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
summative and formative assessment in PE is carried out by our class teachers. It is carried out informally during the course of teaching and through observation at the end of each unit of work. Teachers complete pupil assessments in order to update the children’s attainment and progress in that area of PE. These are then used to assist in reporting to the parents and passed on to the following class teacher to inform future planning.
Furthermore, we measure and evidence the impact of our curriculum through pupil discussions about why PE is important in everyday life and why we need to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily and how it helps our body and mind. Also at Pilsley, termly observations are carried out by the subject co-ordinator, to assess children’s progress and to suggest areas for development for staff to the overall teaching of PE skills in all PE lessons. Children will leave Pilsley prepared for their future education.