Here at Withington Primary, PE and sports play a huge role in keeping our pupils healthy and active. We provide an environment where pupils of all abilities have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis, enabling them to become physically confident and enthusiastic about sports.
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide 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 values such as fairness and respect. - The National Curriculum.
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Assessment for learning strategies are used on a daily basis by all PE Staff. These allow a picture to be built up of the pupils’ progress, any areas of strength or weakness which can then be addressed in future lessons. We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
PE at Withington Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time and after school sports clubs are available. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Children in KS2 swim once a day for 10 consecutive days during the Autumn Term, if needed they will then go again later in the year.
At Withington, our After-School Clubs also offer the children a physical activity they can do free of charge. These can range from Netball, Running, Climbing, Dodgeball and Football. Children in Year 6 take part in the bike ability scheme in to allow them to gain an understanding of how to ride safely when out and about.
The School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Broadlands, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
The aims of teaching PE in our school:
• Children develop and apply fundamental movements within every lesson.
• Children are active throughout each PE lesson
• Children are at the forefront and have direct impact on their learning within lesson and through pupil voice.
• Staff have a clear understanding of the National Curriculum, through regular CPD.
• Learning is supported and enhanced through a range of curriculum sporting activities e.g. Rugby, football, tennis, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities.
• EYFS lay strong foundation focusing on fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills.
• Learning is differentiated to support the needs of every child.
• Swimming and water safety are taught throughout KS2 and extra opportunities are taken to continue to improve 25m swimming percentage
• Sports Premium Funding is spent effectively to develop a lasting legacy for PE & Sport at school.
• Cross-curriculum links are made explicit through the whole school focus on outdoor learning and training.
Please use the links below to view our curriculum documents.