At Sandilands Community Primary School, we intend to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum, which follows the skills based focus of the National Curriculum. We encourage lifelong, independent learners, whilst focusing on their physical literacy and creating experiences that develop their health, fitness, social skills and promote positive mental wellbeing. P.E is taught using the National Curriculum objectives alongside cross-curricular links.
We aim to develop competence to excel in broad range of activities for sustained periods of time. At Sandilands, we use ‘The PE Hub’ scheme of work throughout the school, to ensure progression and development across all key stages. Units of work are delivered according to the skill-based structure of the National Curriculum consolidating existing learning whilst developing new skills. We strive to ensure children leave Year 6 with the appropriate skills ready for the next stage in their lives.
How we teach PE
P.E is taught twice a week; one outdoor games lesson and one dance or gymnastics. The lessons are based on the framework from the National Curriculum implemented into ‘The PE Hub’ scheme of work and adapted to meet the needs of all children and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The curriculum is designed to ensure coverage and progression from EYFS to Year 6 and units of work are continuously being developed and adapted to meet the needs of the children. The key knowledge and skills of each topic are mapped across each year group on knowledge organisers. Children constantly revisit previous skills learnt to ensure learning is embedded and can be used in different scenarios as they move through school and life. This ensures that children develop their knowledge of games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activity progressively. Skills are modelled to show children practical examples and discussions are encouraged to find any misconceptions or unsureaties children may have. Each lesson encourages children to express themselves and be creative with their skills. Our sports council, consisting of children from each class, come together to discuss and debate ways to improve PE and extra curricular activities. This encourages pupil voice and involvement in continuously improving PE curriculum.
In EYFS we adapt The PE Hub planning to ensure pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Our key focus areas of development are;
- Body management
- Speed agility travel
- Manipulation and coordination
- Cooperative and problem solving
Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Our key focus areas of development, building on from skills learnt in EYFS are;
- Attack, defend and shoot
- Hit, catch and run
- Send and return
- Run, throw and jump
Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Our key focus areas of development, building on from skills learnt in previous key stages are developed using a broad range of specific sports throughout the year groups, encouraging children to discover and learn new sports. Gymnastics and dance are also taught each year in every year group.
Children in Year 4 access swimming. Lessons help children progress from absolute beginners to competent, confident swimmers who can perform multiple stroke styles and cover distances as long as 400 metres.
- 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