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Physical Education

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Learning Together, Rooted in God.


OUR SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTENT

Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generous, kind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilience, integrity and joy.

Our school Statement of Intent is at the very heart of everything we do in school. When applying our values, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness, respect and resilience as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.

PURPOSE OF STUDY

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils 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.

AIMS

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

     

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time

     

  • engage in competitive sports and activities

     

  • lead healthy, active lives.


ATTAINMENT TARGETS

Please also visit each class page to find out about teaching and learning in PE and Sport in each year group. 

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should 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 should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils at Barton St. Lawrence will be taught 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.


Key Stage 2

Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils at Barton St. Lawrence will be taught 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.


Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils at Barton St. Lawrence will be taught to:

  • 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.


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