Primary PE and Sports Premium
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Taking part in Physical Education has been proven to have significant benefits for young people. A growing evidence base demonstrates the impact that high quality PE and sport has in improving educational standards. It helps young people become more active and healthy, and can play a central role in developing young people’s confidence and self esteem, helping develop team working and wide social and personal skills.
St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is committed to delivering two hours of weekly high quality PE to every pupil by:
- Making sure all pupils are included;
- Allocating equipment and space fairly and effectively;
- Deploying, supporting and developing our staff effectively;
- Planning and delivering inclusive lessons which follow a carefully planned and graduated progression building upon what pupils of all abilities already know, understand and can do;
- Planning and delivering differentiated activities and a wide range of success criteria;
- Planning and delivering opportunities for challenge;
- Monitoring and evaluating pupils’ progress and the quality of the outcomes they achieve in order to identify next steps;
- Rewarding and celebrating pupils’ achievements;
- Providing opportunities for pupils to self-evaluate and peer evaluate performances.
Through the delivery of high quality Physical Education, including Out of Hours Opportunities and Competitive Opportunities, we intend to give pupils the skills, confidence and desire to be physically active throughout their lives.
Nursery and Foundation Overview
Effective physical development not only develops physical abilities, but also helps children develop a positive sense of well-being.
The physical development of young children must be encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They must be supported in using all of their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connections between new information and what they already know. They must be supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
We recognise that effective physical development within Nursery and Foundation is essential for a successful transition to KS1 and future development.
Early Learning Goals for Foundation Stage
The delivery of the curriculum focuses on the Early Learning Goals:
- Move with confidence, imagination and in safety.
- Move with control and coordination.
- Travel around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.
- Show awareness of space, of themselves and of others.
- Recognise the importance of keeping healthy, and those things which contribute to this.
- Recognise the changes that happen to their bodies when they are active.
- Use a range of small and large equipment.
- Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.
Key Stage 1 Physical Education Aims and Objectives
The delivery of the curriculum focuses on developing fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
Learning will involve a range of increasingly challenging contexts, formats and environments. Pupils will engage in individual development and individual competitive (competing against themselves) opportunities. In addition, pupils will engage in cooperative activities and team based activities as well as being introduced to informal individual and team based competition.
Pupils will be expected to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Pupils will begin to apply these in a range of activities and develop simple tactics for attacking and defending. All pupils will develop and perform dances which incorporate progressively challenging movement patterns.
Key Stage 2 Physical Education Aims and Objectives
The delivery of the curriculum focuses on applying and developing a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Pupils will develop the skills needed to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. Pupils will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Learning will involve a range of increasingly challenging contexts, formats and environments. Pupils will be taught to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. In addition, pupils will play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. Pupils will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. All pupils will perform dances which incorporate progressively challenging movement patterns. Pupils will take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, including water based activities, both individually and within a team. Pupil will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
We work in partnership with parents and health agencies to enable overweight and obese pupils to participate regularly in a personalised programme of Physical Education as part of a healthy lifestyle.
We work in partnership with parents and health agencies to provide pupils with development gaps to participate regularly in a personalised programme of Physical Development/Physical Education as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Swimming and Water Safety: A unique St Peter’s opportunity
Given the geographical location of East Devon with its rivers, open water and extensive coastline it is difficult for the school to accept that swimming only 25 metres is a basic life skill which prepares children for life in our county, we feel this is the minimum. We place great emphasis on encouraging children to learn to swim from an early age and also to recognise the importance of water safety.
Pupils at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School have swimming lessons in the Autumn and Summer in Foundation 2, Foundation 1, every Key Stage 1 class and every Key Stage 2 class.
We follow the Devon SWIM 100 which has the following aims:
- To help all children acquire skills and techniques which will allow them to competently swim 100 metres and benefit from genuine water confidence.
- To ensure that children learn a range of water skills which will lead to improved access to water based activities.
- To develop blended water skills which allow children to enjoy playing games in water and move efficiently in all directions.
- To help children make safe decisions in, on and around water.
Unique St Peter’s Expectations
- Every child in Key Stage 1 has access to 2 hours of PE provision per week in order to help pupils achieve a healthy lifestyle.
- Every child in Key Stage 1, has had access to high quality PE, which includes high-intensity physical activity and is able to be physically active for increasingly sustained periods of time.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 1 having had the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular Sport and Health related clubs.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 1 having had a curriculum opportunity to take part in Level 1 (intra-school including House) competition.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 1 having had the opportunity to develop their personal water safety/survival skills.
- Every child in Key Stage 2 has access to 2 hours of PE provision per week in order to help pupils achieve a healthy lifestyle.
- Every child in Key Stage 2 has had access to high quality PE, which includes high-intensity physical activity and is able to be physically active for increasingly sustained periods of time.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 2 having had the opportunity to take part in a diverse range of weekly extra-curricular Sport and Health related clubs.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 2 having had the opportunity to participate in Level 1 (intra-school including House) and Level 2 (inter-school local) competition.
- Every talented child finishes Key Stage 2 having had the opportunity to regularly participate in a diverse range of Level 1 and Level 2 competition. Pathways are created so that these pupils have the opportunity to qualify for Level 3 (Devon School Games) competition.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 2 being able to swim 100m (see swimming above).
- Every child finishes Key Stage 2 having had the opportunity to develop their personal water safety/survival skills.
- Every child finishes Key Stage 2 having had the opportunity to take part in water based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.