At Shoreditch Park Primary School we aim to provide a PE curriculum that is engaging and enjoyable to children which allows them to learn the necessary skills to participate in a wide range of sports.
In EYFS and KS1 the focus is to really develop the fundamental skills required to play a wide range of sports and in KS2 the children begin to use these skills to play games. The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed Shoreditch Park Primary School’s ASPIRE ethos such as inclusion, self-awareness and respect.
In line Guidance for full opening: schools we have adapted our PE curriculum this academic year to ensure that PE continues to be taught outside as much as possible. In addition, each Year Group has been allocated a different Sport each half term so that resources are only used by the specific year group. Swimming will be taught this academic year.
PE is taught by a specialist coach in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 and then by class teachers throughout the rest of the school. All staff have half termly access to planning meetings and support from the Specialist PE coach, who we buy in from Badu Sports, to support them to teach PE.
Our PE curriculum is further enhanced by our PE coach being in the playgrounds during break time and lunchtime supporting children to play team sports like football and King Ball.
This academic year Shoreditch Park Primary School is using PE Hub ‘a hub of high quality PE planning and resources’ to inform our PE curriculum offer.
As part of the EYFS statutory framework pupils are taught:
- Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.
- Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Moving and handling
- Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.
- Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
This academic year discrete PE lessons for Reception will start in the Spring Term to support them to be ready for the Year 1 curriculum content.
Children develop fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Children are taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Children are taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [see Curriculum Blocking below for more information], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
This blocking is outlines our intended curriculum for the year but maybe adapted or changed linked to DFE guidance updates over this academic year.
The PE Hub has planning for Distanced PE (PE that can take place with minimal use of equipment) that Shoreditch Park will use as required over the academic year and in the case of poor weather and PE taking place inside the school building.
Shoreditch Park Primary School Evaluates the PE curriculum through summative assessment, which in turn informs planning. By the end of each key stage children should be able to display the skills taught at the end of their programme of study and be able to comfortably talk about their learning.