Knowledge Organisers for PE
In PE, we provide engaging and challenging activities that help to inspire children of all different levels to be active and to lead healthy lives. We aim to grow the whole child through our PE curriculum, by focusing on a wide variety of skills and knowledge that will help children to develop: physically, mentally and socially. We strive to provide a range of competitive opportunities and other activities that will build character and help to embed our school values.
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. We believe that PE should provide children with the correct information so that they can make informed choices for themselves.
Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding and we do this through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Within lessons, we give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and compete with each other, and have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.
In Early Years children will work towards the Physical Development ELG during continuous provision activities. This will focus on:
- Negotiating space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others
- Demonstrating strength, balance and coordination when playing
- Moving energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping, and climbing
Get Set 4 PE scheme of work units are used to support lesson delivery. This consists of the following units:
- Introduction to PE
- Ball skills
- Introduction to athletics
Pupils in KS1 and KS2 participate in a minimum of two PE sessions a week. Our PE programme is supported by the Get Set 4 PE scheme of work which incorporates a variety of physical skills which underpin the fundamentals of sport and are designed to develop children’s physical literacy. These skills are applied across a range of sport and activities including Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, OAA and Games. This scheme of work also provides children with the opportunity to develop key abilities to be successful not only in PE but across the whole school curriculum focusing on Social, Emotional and Thinking skills.
In KS1 the focus of PE sessions is on developing the fundamental skills needed to participate in more widely recognised and played individual and team sports. These are covered in units such as 'Ball Skills and Striking & Fielding' with children applying their skills in units such as 'Invasion games.' In KS2 the children are introduced to more widely played sports such as Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball. For a detailed overview of the units covered as well as the progression in skills and knowledge please follow the links below at the top of the page.
We recognise the importance of competition and our children, and the school is working closely with other schools in the trust to develop inter and intra competitions.
Using Sports Premium funding, pupils are encouraged to participate in active lunchtimes with a professional coach twice a week. There is also the opportunity for our pupils in KS1 and KS2 to attend a weekly sports club.
PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where pupils in our school have access to a wide range of sports and activities. This promotes a healthy active lifestyle and enables pupils to become physically confident and excel in competitive sport across a wide range of sports and activities.
Staff use of end of unit assessments which focus on the ‘smaller steps’ that children have worked towards to meet the end of year expectations outlined in the school’s coverage and progression document. These are shown in knowledge organisers for each unit of work.