Culmstock Primary School
 
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Physical Education

Intent

As a school we know how important quality PE lessons are in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles for our children. Our provision is to be broad and balanced and include varied extra-curricular activities. We aim to deliver lessons that are both inspiring and challenging, but most importantly accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle and know how to achieve this. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferable life skills such as teamwork, resilience, fairness and respect as well as providing all children the opportunities to take part in competitive sport.

Implementation

We follow the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.

Children participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week covering two different sports/skills per term.

Children are assessed weekly regarding their attainment and are actively involved in self and peer assessment.

Classes follow the PE overview to ensure pupils participate in a variety of sports.

Children participate in a variety of competitive sports as part of our links with our own Federation, Uffculme Academy and Blundell’s School.

Children attend swimming lessons each year until they reach the expected standard.

We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity.

Every year we have a whole school sports day where children compete in family houses across the school; Badgers, Hedgehogs, Squirrels, Foxes and Otters.

Impact

Children leave our school with the skills to achieve their personal, physical best. All 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. Most importantly all children develop a love of sport and physical activity. All children go on to pursue sport as young adults and demonstrate the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.

Culmstock Primary School prides themselves on providing a wealth of sporting opportunities to children of all ages, with the aim of giving our children the skills and knowledge to keep themselves fit and healthy throughout life. We want to help children find physical activities, whether they be through team sports, individual sports, dance, gymnastics or fitness, that they enjoy and want to carry on partaking in.

We have brilliant links with Uffculme secondary school who regularly hold sporting events for their feeder schools where we endeavour to enter teams into all on offer. These include football, netball, tennis, tag rugby, hockey, athletics, multi-skills, orienteering, cross-country, golf, rounders and cricket.

In the autumn term, class 3 is visited by Mr Menhenniott from Blundell’s school who puts the children through their paces in a short series of fun, invasion game-style skills. In the summer term, our local Chance to Shine Cricket instructors come into school to lead afternoon sessions with two of our schools, as well as taster sessions for our younger children.

For our year 6’s we also offer them the opportunity to take part in the Exmoor Challenge which sees them take on practice walks across a number of months with the final aim of completing a 16 mile walk in teams of 4.

One of our most favourite events of the year that we offer is our sports day. Here, our houses compete against each other showing great sportsmanship, team work, friendship and support to one another in order to win our house cup. We have individual and small team races from our pre-school up to year 6 as well as some fun whole house races at the end of the afternoon. Nothing makes us prouder than seeing our children take part, smiling and having fun!

We run an in house after-school football (Y3-6) and netball (Y5-6) club where we take part in both the yearly football league against other schools and the High 5s netball tournament. Our children take their practice very seriously and we have regularly made it through to both of these finals.

We also offer externally run after school clubs in gymnastics (Premier Sports), football (Saints South West) and Tennis/Dodgeball (Sporty Stars).

Physical Education

The planning and sequencing of PE has been completed following the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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. (NC 2014)

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

 

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

master basic movements – running, jumping, throwing and catching

develop balance, agility and coordination

begin to implement these in a range of activities

participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

perform dances using simple movement patterns

use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

play competitive games, e.g. basketball, netball, football, rugby, cricket, hockey, rounders

develop flexibility, technique, control, strength and balance

perform dances using a range of movement patterns

take part in outdoor and adventurous activities

compare performances with previous ones

swim confidently, competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

use a range of strokes effectively

perform safe self-rescue

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