A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils 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 values such as fairness and respect. Our vision of children developing independent curiosity, acquiring a life-long appetite for learning and become well-rounded individuals who achieve their full potential is at the forefront of our PE curriculum along with ensuring all children enjoy and are engaged in Physical Education and Sport. Physical Education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum which will be delivered twice-weekly for the whole school and contains a host of opportunities for cross-curricular collaboration. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond. Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
Teaching and Learning
We follow a scheme called ‘The PE Hub’. After extensive research we chose this scheme as it offers a broad curriculum through lessons that are clearly organised with a clear assessment focus in mind along with it being accessible to all children. The scheme offers the opportunity to focus on pupils’ core physical skills (hit, catch and run and athletics) along with an array of teamwork and problem-solving opportunities (cooperate and solve problems). The scheme provides an overview of a curriculum but also provides the opportunity to be flexible within the curriculum which allows units such as dance to be incorporated which is of high interest to our pupils. Learning within the scheme is sequential and provides an assessment tracker that allows each child’s journey to be easily monitored throughout their journey.
This scheme provides clearly sequenced learning and engaging lesson planning. Each unit of lesson is clearly structured with skills of learning taking place in the lesson evident, clearly structured lesson plans (which also have come with differentiated questioning), resources provided, video demonstrations, vocabulary definitions, list of the required equipment needed and allows fully inclusive teaching which all learners are allowed to access.
At Holy Trinity each child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons.