Every class from Year 1 to Year 6 receives two PE lessons per week, usually comprising of one indoor and one outdoor lesson. Within our PE lessons we aim to follow a sequential, developmental curriculum that progressively builds on past experiences and incorporates new experiences when children are ready. Lessons are not simply selected randomly with no obvious connections to past and future lessons, or just as a way to keep children “busy, happy or good” for 60 minutes.
Physical education is a moving experience. We aim to find ways to actively engage all children in moderate to vigorous physical activity for the majority of every lesson, a minimum of 75%. In addition to being actively engaged, children also need plenty of opportunities to practice the skill or concept being taught that day. Our quality programme will provide many practice opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups.
As well as copious practice periods, we aim to plan lessons so that youngsters of all abilities have high rates of success. When children, particularly unskilled pupils experience success, they are more likely to continue practising and working to improve than when they fail continually.
We try to promote successful learning experiences in a warm environment in which children are encouraged to practice new skills and improve their fitness levels without feeling embarrassed.
We aim to make sure all our classes as much fun as possible so that children enjoy and look forward to PE, both at primary and when they start at secondary school.
PE Programme of Study