In line with the National Curriculum, it is our intent at Brenzett Primary to develop the children’s physical, cognitive and social skills through sport. We aim to deliver high quality, purposeful teaching and learning that inspires all children to excel in physical education.
Through our progressive curriculum, we strive to teach children to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team. We value an inclusive approach to PE, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also mental wellbeing.
We follow a clear and comprehensive scheme of work, which ensures the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met through a progressive, skills based programme. Each year group will practice developmentally appropriate skills through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
Pupils participate in one high quality PE lesson each week, covering a sporting discipline every half term. The school uses the Shepway Sports planning to aid the teaching of PE across the school. Children take part in an additional hour of Forest School alongside a daily mile and planned activities at lunch and play. Our objective within lessons is to develop the children’s physical skill, cognitive thinking and social skills Throughout the year, pupils will have opportunities to develop their physical skills and will be taught to:
- 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
In Early Years Foundation Stage children will learn to:
- Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
- Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.
- Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.
In Key Stage 1 pupils are taught:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In Key Stage 2 Pupils are taught:
At Brenzett Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the opportunities to develop skills and to achieve their personal best. We encourage our pupils to be physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. Year 6 pupils leave school with the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently.
In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: