Physical Education

Physical education makes an invaluable contribution to the whole school curriculum. Pupils develop their skills, knowledge and understanding within a range of physical activities so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence. Physical education provides the opportunity for pupils to be creative, competitive and cooperative in a variety of contexts. The PE department prides itself on providing a strong base for the pupil’s physical skills and development in KS2 and in KS3 embedding those skills in.

The overall aim of the Physical Education programme is to ensure that all children:

  • Improve their personal performance
  • Find enjoyment and lasting satisfaction through participating in a variety of sporting challenges.
  • Take part in as much sport and PE as possible to help adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Physical education in our school aims to achieve the 10 QCA high quality outcomes:

  1. All pupils show commitment in PE and school sport.
  2. All pupils demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what they are trying to achieve in PE and school sport.
  3. All pupils understand that PE and sport are part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  4. All pupils show they have the confidence to participate in PE and sport in and out of school.
  5. All pupils show a willingness to take part in a range of competitive, creative and challenging physical activities.
  6. All pupils develop stamina, suppleness and strength.
  7. All pupils use what they learn in PE and school sport to help them make appropriate decisions for themselves.
  8. All pupils develop the core skills they need to take part in a variety of PE and sport activities.
  9. All pupils show a desire to improve and achieve in relation to their own abilities.
  10. All pupils demonstrate they enjoy PE, school and community sport.

PE should involve pupils in a continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating. The greatest emphasis will be placed on the actual performance aspect, so that each child is able to fully develop his/her physical competence. Pupils will experience a broad and balanced PE programme requiring a variety of skills and techniques, presented at a level appropriate to the learner.

We encourage pupils to participate to the best of their ability in all areas of the curriculum. These areas include hockey, football, rugby, netball/basketball, dance, gymnastics, fitness, orienteering, problem solving in OAA athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis.

Pupils are provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities throughout the year in order to develop their skills, teamwork, self-esteem, determination and healthy lifestyles.

PE Kit

Essentially the kit is

·         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 game

·         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

·         Towel

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 5

Fundamentals of Movement

Outwitting Opponents: Tag Rugby

Ball handling

Cross Country

Gymnastics

Dance

Striking and Kicking Games

Athletics

Striking and fielding Games

Year 6

Outwitting opponents

Girls Hockey

Football, Gymnastics

Cross Country

Netball

Orienteering

Swimming

Dance

Athletics

Striking and fielding Games

Net Games

Year 7

Boys Rugby

Girls Hockey

Boys Hockey

Girls Rugby

Mixed Gymnastics

Mixed Gymnastics

Mixed Fitness

Football

Dance

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Year 8

Boys Rugby

Girls Hockey

Boys Hockey

Girls Rugby

Mixed Fitness

Mixed Gymnastics

Mixed Fitness

Football

Dance

Athletics

Cricket

Rounders

Tennis