Our PE curriculum aims to develop creativity, engage and inspire all children across the whole school. It allows children of all abilities to experience a variety of different sports, games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, fitness activities, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) whilst building upon their fundamentals of movement, Agility, Balance and coordination.
We want our pupils to understand the importance of health and fitness as a crucial life skill and to experience the benefits of social interaction, teamwork and cooperation.
We aim to encourage and support our children whilst they enjoy improving and developing their physical skills and stamina. As they progress they should further build upon perseverance and determination which will help them succeed and to be the best they can be.
Our core values provide a platform on which we have built our curriculum offer at Wadworth Primary School. Our Physical Education curriculum is underpinned by our core values in the following ways:
Beyond the Subject:
We would like our PE curriculum to help children to:
By following our PE progression map, pupils are provided with opportunities to develop and build upon skills which will engage and inspire them, whilst building confidence. They are encouraged to try new techniques and become confident and competent in the use of specific equipment for a wide variety of games and activities. Teachers with appropriate subject knowledge will model and inspire pupils to use a range of skills which they can practice and improve lesson by lesson. Through the long term plan, skills will be built upon each year as we aim to all teach the same aspects throughout the year. We welcome links with pyramid schools to encourage competition and support from specialist PE coach who organizes workshops and competitions throughout the year for all ages. Year 4 will be taking part in swimming lessons, which will allow pupils to meet the curriculum requirements for Swimming in Key Stage 2.
We have PE lessons taught by Xcite coaches, they follow our long term plan and support teachers in delivering a meaningful and skilled lesson. The Xcite coaches teach 50% of the PE lesson throughout school. Class Teachers deliver the other 50%.
Children have 2 PE lessons per week, in addition to completing the Daily Mile on a regular daily basis.
Children have access to 3 weekly after school sessions of sport, provided by Mr Ellis and the Excite coaches.
The impact of the PE curriculum is that the children will meet their age-appropriate skills in Physical Education and be able to transfer these skills into other sports and everyday activities. It is hoped that physical education will light a love of sport and physical activity, so that our children will engage in extra-curricular sporting opportunities provided by the school and local clubs and agencies. Through our Physical Education curriculum, we believe we can equip children with skills in team building, promote physical and mental health and boost confidence and resilience.
We promote the importance of sport during our weekly celebration assemblies, where a child is chosen to receive a ‘Sports Star’ award each week. Class teachers assess PE during each lesson and this is monitored at the end of each unit by the PE lead. Other monitoring activities include: