Using our sports funding, since September 2013, we have employed a specialist PE teacher, Mrs Hunter-Dale, who works alongside our teaching staff to increase their skills in teaching PE. Through the year we teach a range of PE skills including those associated with the following sports: football, hockey, netball, basketball, rugby, rounders, cricket, athletics, swimming, gymnastics and tennis as well as dance. Children in Reception and KS1 develop their skills using bats, balls and other equipment as well as our gymnastic equipment in the hall while older children hone their skills progressing to team games. We also have an assault course and trim trail to develop children’s adventure learning and balance have an orienteering course that we use both in PE lessons and across the curriculum. We have a track that is used for the Mile a Day. We also have extensive play equipment that is used at playtimes and lunchtimes to develop physical activity and play including activities led by staff and children as Sports Leaders.
SEND: For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we ensure that all teaching and learning is inclusive and that children are supported wherever necessary with resources, teaching assistant or teacher support and additional input if required. Some children with gross motor difficulties receive support during PE lessons or in addition to PE lessons with their gross motor skills, core strength, coordination, etc. This is often linked to their IEP targets.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs throughout the year which vary term on term but include: football, girls’ football, rounders, athletics, table tennis, cross country, fitness circuits, swimming, yoga and gymnastics. The children are able to play football, do athletics and other games on our pitches at lunchtimes led by our lunchtime assistants.
We also have sporting activity days where we might have specialists in school working with the children or the children are involved in a sporting event such as a sponsored run or “World Cup Tournament”. We have previously achieved Sports Gold Mark. The children take part in many inter-school competitions, including in football, athletics and swimming.
We use our knowledge progression in planning detailing key learning for each term within each phase (we assess against end points based on this key learning in each subject):
Please see below for our Progression of Knowledge and Skills documents for P.E.
We assess against the end points at the end of each term and using continual assessment to inform next steps in teaching.
We took part in a rugby tournament and did so well!
We have been doing so well in our football recently!