Mr. Watts is the curriculum leader for PE. We are very proud to currently hold the School Games Platinum award (see https://www.yourschoolgames.com/about/what-school-games/ for further details) and regularly participate in out of school opportunities co-ordinated through the Frodsham and Villages Sports Partnership.
Our Intent for PE:
The teaching of Physical Education provides children with the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to experience both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Dance units taught for every year group allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity. Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) are planned to further develop motor skills, confidence and competence in the outdoor environment as well as both mental and physical challenges. The PE curriculum has been designed to include the most appropriate physical activities and sports so that pupils achieve the intended end points of the curriculum. These specific sports and physical activities are sequenced coherently to broaden children's knowledge and skills from EYFS to KS2. Progressive Disciplinary and Substantive knowledge underpins lessons in every year group and sequenced through the Long Term Plan. The PE curriculum is deepened further by the sourcing of immersive extra curricular clubs or themed days, which are ambitious and inclusive.
Our Implementation for PE:
The deliverance of PE is provided by both class teachers and specialist sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. School facilitates the engagement of physical activity as part of the established culture and children are encouraged to participate in exercise beyond PE lessons, in clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.The PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by clear skills and knowledge progression, as outlined in our Long Term Plans. These ensure that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. In every year group, we focus on carefully considered team and individual sports and physical activities which reinforce the children’s development in PE. This allows us to ensure they are taught in more depth, enabling more pupils to develop the competency required within the national curriculum. The games that we focus on are net and wall, invasion, striking and target. Lessons are planned to ensure the children are given the opportunity to demonstrate their initiative to become excellent young leaders that are organised and proficient in officiating. They are taught to evaluate what needs to be done to improve and are motivated to instil excellent sporting attitudes in others.Formative assessment in PE is carried out within every lesson and specific, high quality instruction and feedback is given to children to develop their skills. Explicit teaching improves the quality of movements and skills. Where necessary, adaptations are made to ensure all children succeed and are included. Summative assessment includes a thorough audit of a child’s prior skills and knowledge and teachers consequently plan their future units considering these findings. Children gain experience in a variety of fundamental skills. These are focused around agility, balance, coordination and fitness. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. Children in Y4-Y6 will have a series of structured swimming sessions every week across the whole academic year.
The Impact for PE:
The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, independently, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
High levels of physical fitness, motor competence, fundamental movements skills, knowledge of rules, strategies and tactics in specific sports.
A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating a balanced diet, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
The ability to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and performing safe self-rescue in different water-based situations (NC expectations).
The ability to demonstrate skills and foundational knowledge within each unit of PE.
Below, you can find documents outlining the PE Curriculum in Frodsham Manor House.