At Ss Peters and Paul’s, our PE curriculum intends to open the world of exercise, sport and physical activity to all children. We want to develop and inspire a love of sport and physical activity that extends beyond their time with us creating lifelong participation. We place developing fundamental movement skills as the key pillar to enable “pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness” (National Curriculum 2014). We intend for all children to acquire and constantly develop appropriate subject knowledge, skills and an understanding of vocabulary.
We want PE to shape the current and future health of our children. Through managed and encouraged wider opportunities we provide exposure to new activities, access to clubs and carefully managed competition and therefore the platform for them to be physically active. We actively draw out the ways PE, sport and physical activity develop character and support well-being. Our PE curriculum aims to nurture the talent of tomorrow, and provide the opportunities, understanding and experiences for all children to appreciate the what God has provided for them.
Our PE curriculum has been designed to fulfil the specific needs of our children and to achieve our intent. Through consultation with other PE leads in our MAC and externally, considering Sport England and AfPE guidance and discussions with local School Games Organisers we are proud of the progressive sequencing of our PE curriculum and the opportunities it provides. We have matched (and on many occasions exceed) the National curriculum through:
• Carefully planning topics and areas from EYFS through to Year 6 to ensure both breadth and depth of coverage.
• Mapping skills in relation to progression and transferability so that key building blocks are developed over time to improve fundamental movement skills.
• Ensuring at least two hours of curriculum PE is taught throughout school
• Supporting teachers with carefully planned out whole school and individual CPD
• Developing an assessment system that provides key feedback information at individual, class and whole school level that drives teaching and learning.
• Co-ordinated use of external experts to further develop teachers and raise the profile of PE and sport
• Deliberating planning the overlap between curriculum PE and extra-curricular clubs and competitions
Our PE curriculum motivates our children to think positively about PE, sport and themselves as people. They develop a mindset of embracing and enjoying being physically active and appreciate that there is an area, topic or activity for everyone. Confidence and competence from staff continue to grow and develop to ensure children receive the best PE provision possible. We continue to work on building skills for PE over time and children becoming increasingly confident in applying these in a range of contexts.