Physical Education (PE)
Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it in the way we do?
At Greenpark Academy, we aim to develop pupils who are physically active and confident in a broad range of physical activities. The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:
• Are able to remain physically active for a sustained period of time and recognise the importance of this in promoting long term health benefits.
• Have a keen interest in PE and are motivated to participate in competitive sport as well as extracurricular activities.
• Have the skills to be resilient.
• Have the skills to work independently and solve problems.
• Lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the range of factors that contribute to this.
What do we teach? What does this look like?
- All children in Years 1- 6 will undertake 2 hours of curriculum time P.E each week
- Children in KS1 will participate in a variety of activities centered around the fundamental movement skills with an aim to improving their agility, balance and coordination. They will also participate in team games to develop tactics for attacking and defending.
- Children in KS2 will be exposed to a wide variety of sport including: football, dodgeball, tennis, cricket, rounders, tag rugby, netball and basketball. During these lessons we will focus on working collaboratively and communicating with others to develop ways to solve problems in challenging situations. They will also take part in dance and gymnastics lessons to develop flexibility, strength, technique and control.
- All children in KS2 will have the opportunity to participate in inter-school competitions held at the end of every half term as well as a cross country championship each year.
- In Years 3,4,5 and 6, children will attend swimming lessons with an aim to develop them competently and proficiently as swimmers over a minimum distance of 25m.
- During P.E lessons children are encouraged to: develop and test their problem solving skills, take risks and be courageous, competitive and resilient.
- After school clubs will be open for all children in Years 1-6 in football, dodgeball and multi-sports.
- Assessment is carried out at the end of every term – this is recorded as a list of children working towards, at age related and at greater depth.
What will this look like? By the time children leave our school they will:
• Children are exposed to a range of sports throughout their time at Greenpark Academy including: tag rugby, netball, dodgeball, cricket, rounders, athletics, basketball, dance, gymnastics, tennis, football and orienteering.
• Key vocabulary is explicitly taught related to the unit.
• During the teaching of games – children are taught the key skills, rules and tactics associated with a range of sports.
• During dance units a range of genres of music and dance are taught.
• Lessons are planned which build upon skills learnt previously, for example in gymnastics which is taught between Years 1 to 6.
• Children are given frequent opportunities to apply the skills learnt to game situations during lessons as well as intra school competitions.
• Children have the opportunity to represent the school in a range of sports from Year 3 upwards.
• Children are encouraged to reflect on their own performance and that of others using self and peer assessment. This is modelled by the teacher/coach using correct vocabulary.
• Children make connections with previous learning e.g. the principles of attacking and defending in tag rugby are linked with other invasion games. This is referred to by the coach/teacher at the beginning of a new sequence of learning.
• Knowledge harvests are carried out at the beginning of a unit and added to throughout the unit as children acquire new skills, tactics etc. This learning is recapped at the beginning of future lessons.