PE Statement of Curriculum Intent
It is our intention to build a fun high quality curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as fairness, wellbeing and respect.
We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set, and the resilience to persevere with activities that they may have once felt too difficult.
We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
At St Simon of England we use the Primary P.E Passport Scheme of work and other appropriate resources to deliver our curriculum for Physical education.
The skills and knowledge taught in the PE Passport are broken down and tracked across the age range from EYFS through to Upper KS2.
NB. If catching is a key skill in EYFS it won’t be mentioned in subsequent phases unless the type of catching skill i.e. high catching changes.
Where children cannot access a unit because the level of challenge is too high teachers will use material from previous year groups but will assess children’s prior knowledge before fine tuning the planning.
The Units do not have to last 6/7 weeks. Teachers have the freedom to extend units to secure deep learning or run units for shorter periods where children are already skilled in that area.
Our curriculum enables the school to show:
- All children receiving two high-quality Physical Education lessons each week regardless of the weather or other external factors.
- A commitment that all children are active.
- Inclusivity by putting support for children with SEND in line with other subjects and differentiating using STEP. (Space, Task, Equipment, People)
- That children unable to take part are included by involving them in activities related to the lesson e.g. umpiring.
- A range of teaching styles and strategies to deliver the curriculum
- Children set different challenges e.g. 6 v 4 to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours.
- Children have opportunity to improve their physical fitness by taking part in “The daily mile”
- Healthier lifestyles by learning how to safely ride a two wheeled bicycle through “Cycle Safety” in Years R, 1 and 2 and “Bikeability” in Year 4 and 6
- Children are taught to swim across Years 4, 5 and 6
- Pupils have opportunity to take part in intraschool and interschool competition.
At St Simon’s Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.
All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom.
Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.
Children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school.
All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.
Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed our school values.