PE at St Johns
PE Curriculum Intent
At St Johns, our intention for the PE curriculum is to:
- Develop children’s essential knowledge so they can apply it to a variety of physical education activities in order to develop their expertise as athletes.
- Develop children’s knowledge of ways to live a healthy lifestyle, in order to secure their understanding of what it means to have a healthy body and a healthy mind.
- Encourage and give opportunity for children to build character and embed key values of fair play, team work, co-operation, social interaction and our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility which will help them succeed and to be the best they can be.
- Encourage an appreciation of the importance of a healthy and fit body and begin to understand factors which affect health and fitness.
- Foster and promote a lifelong enjoyment and engagement with physical activity and sport through an inclusive, engaging and holistic approach.
- Expose children to a range of competitive and co-operative activities and sports that give opportunity to learn, lead, communicate and compete.
- We use a programme of study called Get Set 4 PE to develop the knowledge and skills.
- The units of work are set for each year group. The long-term plan below shows the units for each year group.
- PE is taught in every year group by a specialist PE teacher who models and inspires pupils to use a range of skills which they can practise and improve lesson by lesson.
- There are 6 units of PE taught each year in every year group, as well as additional fitness lessons for Years 3-6.
- We assess pupil progress through ongoing activities. This is reported to parents as Expected or Not Expected at the end of each Key Stage.
- School trips can be used to reinforce work on specific areas of the PE curriculum.
- Children are encouraged and invited to participate in both intra and inter-school sporting activities and competitions throughout the year.
- Children are encouraged to try new techniques and to become competent in the use of a range of equipment for a wide range of games and activities.
- Children are encouraged and given opportunities to engage in physical activity during break and lunchtimes
- Pupil work is evidenced in through photographs, blogs and tweets.
- Classroom displays can reflect the current unit of work or useful vocabulary can be displayed.
- A whole school corridor display supports the units being taught and promotes physical exercise.
- Pupils are asked about their learning, enjoyment and participation in clubs out of school through pupil voice.
- Verbal feedback of skills, knowledge and understanding and work is given during lessons
Hopefully, from their lessons pupils will learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and will grow to live happy and healthy lives.