PHYSICAL EDUCATION Overview
PE lessons allow each child to develop their professional and social skills as well as their physical skills
We are embedding a PE scheme called REAL PE. PE lessons are based on the development of fundamental skills which provide the foundation of competitive sport and curricular PE. Given the opportunity to learn a wide range of physical skills, children acquire the basic building blocks for the competence, confidence, and motivation, to try many physical activities and sports.
The three main categories of Fundamental movement skills are: Agility, Balance and Coordination. The curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration and effort whilst simultaneously promoting the physical and social development of each and every child in group, partnered and paired learning.
The skills children are encouraged to learn are:
• Personal skills
• Social skills
• Cognitive skills
• Creative skills
• Physical skills
• Health related fitness
In Reception and Key Stage 1, children explore the multi-abilities and fundamental skills through gross and fine motor control. Children begin to develop the notion of teamwork and collaboration, whilst beginning to develop the fundamental movement skills that underpin competitive sport and curricular PE.
During year 3 and 4, we begin to look at how the fundamental skills can be combined, and how they can be utilised in sporting activities. Children are given the framework to learn ‘How’ to perform different sporting activities, considering ‘Why’ these may be beneficial in a range of sporting contexts; considering tactics, performance and motivation.
By applying the fundamental movement skills to a range of sporting contexts, children gain a knowledge and understanding of the transference of skills across a range of activities – applying what they know to unfamiliar games/challenges.
We participate in a swimming programme in year three and four, which provides children with the necessary skills for water confidence, water safety and specific stroke technique. Those who join the school later or who cannot swim 25m will have another opportunity to swim before the end of year 6.
Our programme aims to have every child swimming confidently by the end of Year 4 with the target of 25 metres as an ideal for children.
Throughout Year 5 and 6, children consolidate and further develop their sporting skills through a range of competitive activities, ranging from outdoor and adventurous team building challenges, to more traditional games such as tag rugby, football, cricket, high-5 netball, gymnastics and athletics.
Following the ‘Sport Education’ model, children will continue to explore strategies, tactics and techniques, and develop the skills needed to decide when and where to apply them. They experience different roles in sport including coach, performer, official and team manager; developing a deeper understanding of rules, ethics and motivation.
All Saints’ offers a range of afterschool clubs to further promote a love of sport and being active. These are geared towards competitive performance, increasing activity levels and increasing childhood experiences with Sport.
We actively seek out and engage with our local community, forging links and relationships between children and clubs to continue their sporting ambitions outside of curricular hours. We have also taken up the offer of Zumba (for parents) , gymnastics, Rugby and DJ Dance club too.