PE at Rolls Crescent
At Rolls Crescent, we understand that PE can develop children’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, outdoor games, swimming and water safety as well as outdoor adventurous activities.
Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Through this, we intend to enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives.
Through this teaching, we intend to:
- Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination.
- Ensure children in KS1 have competent fundamental movements.
- Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations.
- Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
- Show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance.
- Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
- Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.
- Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
- Have an increased level of confidence and competence to become physically literate.
- Encourage and promote children to engage in physical activities outside of school and within the local community.
- Swim a minimum of 25 metres and perform water safety routines.
Classes is KS1 and KS2 and given the opportunity to take up 2 sessions of structured PE a week. One session, outdoor games, is delivered by a specialist coach with class teacher in attendance to undertake CPD. These sessions will cover a broad range of invasion games, bat and ball games as well as athletics. The second session is delivered by the class teacher. During these sessions, OAA, gymnastics, dance and an indoor game, badminton, will be covered. Children in Year 4 are taught by a specialist swimming teacher one afternoon a week at a local swimming club. These lessons are run throughout the year, giving the children the best opportunity to learn, practise and apply the required knowledge and skills.
All teachers have access to the Primary PE Passport scheme, which is in line with the National Curriculum. This aids staff in their subject knowledge and is also used as an assessment tool. Teachers can adjust and adapt lessons to suit the needs of their classes but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected. Children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of formats and each lesson builds upon the previous skills and knowledge, allowing the opportunity for embedding. KS1 children will learn fundamental skills and in KS2, children will apply these to specific sports. They will learn the rules of format of these games as well an entering into competitive situations.
We encourage the physical development of our children in the Reception and Nursery classes as an integral part of their work. We relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Outcomes, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five years of age. The children are encouraged to develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle tools and equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.
We offer a wide range of afterschool clubs. These clubs change every half term and are decided by the school council, extra-curricular lead and PE lead. The clubs offer a variety of activities that cater to all year groups.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. We use summative and formative assessment to determine children’s understanding and inform teachers’ planning. Each part of the PE curriculum is reviewed on a termly basis by the subject leader.
P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children 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 many of the school values.