Mickleton Primary School
Curriculum Statement for the Implementation of PE
To develop children’s experiences and enable them to achieve successes, the appropriate skills and confidence to partake in all sports.
The curriculum objectives for this subject area are as follows: -
KS1: Pupils should 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. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
KS2: Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Each class has 2 hours of PE a week plus additional time for swimming from KS2 (Fully funded through The Richard Porter Trust) and sporting events arranged for different year groups. Focused activities are also led by school staff before school every day from 8:30am as well as lunch times.
PE has started to look at how we play rather than focusing upon specific sports. KS1 focus on physical development through activities such Multi Skills, Gymnastics and Athletics. Through these we focus on developing Fundamental Movement Skills, Agility, Balance and Co-ordination as well as the ideas of teamwork, sharing and taking turns.
Within KS2 we shift the focus onto Fundamental Sport Skills (specific skills within sports) through Invasion, Striking and Fielding, Net and Wall Games and |Athletics. Within these activities we also focus upon Tactical Awareness and Competition to help develop strong games players. We also look to develop pupils’ knowledge about themselves and others through Problem Solving activities and Health and Fitness Levels. Gymnastics and Dance activities help us to further develop balance, control, flexibility and strength developed throughout KS1.
Children in both KS1 and 2 have opportunities to analyse and evaluate both their own and others performances with PE. There are cross curriculum links. These include; Maths (athletics, multi skills) Science (health and fitness) PSHE (Problem Solving, Health and Fitness) ICT (Dance, Gymnastics).
Regular assessments are carried out throughout each topic. ‘I can’ targets are used to identify where children are at various stages of their own development.
Work is differentiated by ability or support. Differentiation comes in the form of changing the conditions of the activity to suit the pupil(s).Most activities follow the S.T.E.P.S method to challenge pupils.
Space - Adapt the playing area Increase/ Decrease. Increase/ Decrease distance between targets.
Time - Time for activity, Time limits to challenge participants. Extending activities to increase learning.
Equipment - Change size and type of equipment to challenge learners i.e. goals, balls, bats, nets. Change game rules.
People - Increase/ Decrease participants, Weight attacking team to increase success. Change game rules. Ability/ Mixed ability groups.
Speed - Lesson Pace, Speed of Activity
There are many events and activities that are organised to enrich PE. These include: - School Games Events, such as Hockey, Athletics, New Age Kurling, Cross Country, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Tri Golf, Gymnastics, Dance, Archery, Swimming Gala, School Sports Fixtures, School Sports Days – KS1, KS2, Round Robin, Taster Days – Karate (club in school on a Tuesday morning), Dance Challenge and Healthy Living Week.