Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum that provides opportunities for children to develop socially, physically and encourages them to live and lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.
At Model Village, we provide children with a wealth of opportunities to become physically active and to develop a range of fundamental skills, that can be applied in many situations as they progress throughout the school. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in line with National Curriculum requirements which will equip children with skills for life including communication, resilience and co-operation. Team work and sportsmanship are also fundamental principles that are taught from an early age which allow children to develop socially including their understanding of fair play.
The Complete PE curriculum is broken down into 8 key areas of teaching and learning:
- Invasion games
- Health and Well-being/ Conditioning
- Striking and fielding
- Co-ordination games
- Swimming (offered to lower KS2 and upper KS2)
Key skills in each area of teaching and learning are planned and progressive for each year group throughout school. In Early years, the children work on fundamental skills – agility, balance and co-ordination – mainly working solitary. Within key stage 1, fundamental skills are developed further and children are taught how to apply the learn skills in paired work, small groups and to implement the skills in small sided games. Fundamentals – agility, balance and co-ordination development - continues to progressively up level within key stage 2. The key skills children have acquired from previous years are used to practise, develop, analyse and perfect, before applying to sided games and offered in a variety of sports for intra class competition. Lower key stage 2 will apply learnt skills to two different sports (within years 3 and 4.) Upper key stage 2 is delivered in the same way. Year 5 and year 6 will apply learn skills to two different sports. However, within upper key stage 2 a sport from lower key stage 2 may be revisited to further develop and perfect.
Curriculum mapping is planned out and shared with all teaching staff prior to the academic year by the PE and Sports lead. This ensures that all children are having the opportunity to experience a broad and balanced curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum, whilst at Model Village Primary School. We plan out experiences and opportunities for all children to work with PE and Sports Specialists and Coaches at times throughout the year, which we feel heightens the profile of PE and Sport and contributes towards the ‘BUZZ’ PE and Sport gives the majority of children in our school.
Each year group is allocated 2 hours of PE per week, with opportunities to access either the inside or outside learning environment. A hall time table is provided to all teaching staff each term that allocates their PE slots for the term. Additional slots can be arranged – if the hall is not time tabled to another year group – an outdoor space is always available (especially in better weather.)
At Model Village, both years 3 and 5 visit the local swimming pool (The Arc, Clowne) where they learn to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe, self-rescue in different water-based situations
We feel that offering swimming as an experience and opportunity in lower key stage 2 prepares our children better mentally and physically to then again experience swimming in upper key stage 2.
A wide range of physical resources are used to teach the complete PE curriculum. These are stored in our lockable PE store. The resources within the PE store are readily available to all teaching staff to support them in teaching an engaging and stimulating curriculum.
Each class has access to a resource shed that includes equipment to support their physical development at break times. These resources are reviewed and replenished throughout the year to ensure that children have the opportunity to engage in physical activity throughout the school day. At Model Village we have a trim trail, that is used on a rota at break times and lunchtimes throughout the week. The trim trial gives our children the chance to build their core muscles, whilst climbing and manoeuvring along the trail. Also it provides an opportunity for our children to challenge themselves and work collaboratively using the resource at break time and lunchtime. The Mugga is also readily available for all our children in key stage 1 daily, and a rota is set up for all children within key stage 2 to access the Mugga if they wish at least twice a week.
Intra-class competition is built into the delivery of PE and Sport within every PE lesson for key stage 2 children and in most lessons for key stage 1. Our children/ families are organised into house groups so that it is easy to organise intra-house competitions as we see fit throughout the year. Children are encouraged to and also have the opportunity to take part in events, festivals and inter-competitions where they compete against children in the local area who affiliate to Bolsover District and Active Schools Network. Participation is tracked on a spread sheet by the PE and Sport lead to ensure that we are offering opportunities to all children within school and so that all children have the opportunity to represent our school if they wish to.
Extra-curricular activities are delivered by the PE lead, PE specialists and coaches that work with our children in curriculum time. Every term there are at least two opportunities offered to our children for after school clubs. Engagement with after school clubs is tracked and monitored by the PE and Sport lead. Some extra-curricular activities will roll out on a first come first serve basis, other times children will be invited to attend by the PE and Sport lead.
- Show good control and coordination in large and small movements.
- Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
- Will begin to work co-operatively with others, taking it in turns.
- Will begin to take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity.
- Build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in EYFS (be active and interact with others, to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movements).
- Develop fundamental movement skills.
- Become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
- Be able to engage in competitive [both against self and against others] co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
- Build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stage 1.
- Continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills.
- Learn how to use the skills in different ways/ situations and apply to a variety of Sports.
- To link skills to make actions and sequences of movement.
- Enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
- Develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others successes.