Physical Education

Physical Education: Fit for Success

Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum with all pupils accessing 2 hours of high quality PE and sport. Physical Education in schools serves four areas of learning: health and fitness, sporting achievement, supporting academic learning and developing social skills. A high quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to be physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and physical activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Aims

The curriculum aims to enable all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, making progress and achieving
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Outcomes

Physical education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative and competitive, and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical education.

Teaching & Learning

  • All young people to achieve their full potential by delivering high quality PE and sport
  • All young people to have ‘excellence in yourself’
  • PE develops student’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives in and out of School
  • High quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of different physical activity. Develop a wider range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.
  • High quality PE allows pupils to evaluate theirs and others performances  and to set their own targets and goals from feedback given

By the end of the key stage pupils should be able to

  • Plan
  • Know
  • Apply
  • Understand

This will enable them to demonstrate

  • Confidence and aspire to be the best they can be
  • Independence; to understand what they are trying to achieve and to make decisions
  • A positive attitude
  • Seek new opportunities in and out of school and have the confidence to continue physical activities at the end of school
  • The ability to challenge themselves and each other
  • A questioning and  problem solving approach
  • The ability to progress and achieve regardless of ability
  • Encouragement of each other to go beyond their comfort zone
  • That physical education and school sport are part of a healthy, active lifestyle and that they are linked to a healthy active mind

PE Programme 2015-16

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 5

Fundamentals of Movement

Ball handling skills

Movement skills

Cross Country

Outdoor Adventurous Activities / HRF

Striking & Kicking Games

Movement Skills

Athletics

Striking & Fielding Games

Net Games

Year 6

Games

Cross Country

Movement Skills

Orienteering / Fitness

Swimming

Movement Skills

Athletics

Striking & Fielding Games

Net Games

Year 7

Rugby

Netball

Hockey

Gymnastics

Fitness

Football

Dance

Orienteering

Athletics

Striking & Fielding Games

Nets

Ultimate Frisbee

Year 8

Rugby

Netball

Hockey

Basketball

Mixed Gymnastics

Mixed Fitness

Football

Dance

Athletics

Rounders

Nets

Dodgeball

Kit

  • White polo / T shirt (plain or with the School logo)
  • Green rugby top
  • Black shorts
  • White sports socks for indoor games and long black football socks for outdoor games
  • Trainers (indoors and the MUGA), boots for winter games on the field
  • Shin pads (hockey, football and rugby)
  • Gum shield (hockey and KS3 rugby)
  • Tracksuit bottoms (black) for outdoor winter games