We aim to inspire all children and for each child to fulfil their potential. We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE enables pupils to become physically confident.
This supports their health, wellbeing and fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity.
We want them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physical activities. We offer all children chances to compete in sport and other activities. This helps them build character and learn values such as fairness and respect. Through PE, we develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. They build confidence and competence in a range of activities.
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop their fundamental movement skills
- improve their agility, balance and coordination
- lead and join in PE games with growing confidence, developing their speaking and listening
- learn useful PE vocabulary and knowledge to help them at KS3 and beyond
- enjoy fitness and understand the importance of good diet and exercise
Children have PE lessons at least twice a week. One of their lessons is always taught by a PE specialist teacher. For some of our PE lessons we bring in coaches to help teach the children and work alongside their class teacher. Last year we had coaches in rugby, tennis and dance. We come together with the other three schools from the federation for one of our PE lessons and we are taught alongside peers our own age. This allows us to access physical games and activities in age-appropriate groups.
Our PE is planned to cover a broad and full range of skills and activities. We also compete with other schools locally and within the county at events such as hockey, rugby, cross country, tri-golf, football and dodgeball.
Children in key stage 2 attend swimming lessons at Upper Wharfedale School. These lessons are taught by Mrs Allen, a swimming teacher. They learn to swim 25 metres competently and confidently in a range of strokes.
Children also have the chance to be active in our after school club.
We teach in a way that children:
- have fun and experience success in sport
- can join in at their own level of development
- build and secure a range of skills
- develop good sporting attitudes
- understand basic rules
- experience positive competition
- learn in a safe environment
All children receive a broad and balance PE curriculum. All pupils have the opportunity to be taught by a PE specialist teacher. Lessons are planned to support pupils progression. Children have opportunity to be taught in their pure year groups i.e. all Year 2 pupils taught together. This has resulted in higher levels of physical skills be developed and more pupils actively competing in games than previously. Children have a strong knowledge of healthy living and diet. Children take active ownership at break times, we have Playground Leaders who support in setting up games and children try and improve on their personal challenge. The number of pupils competing has increased with many successes seen for our school!