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Alexandra Primary School

Physical Education

Why is PE important?

Physical Education is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Physical Education at Alexandra primary School aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. It is our job to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate and know the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferable life skills such as fairness, teamwork and problem solving as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.

ROOTED IN KNOWLEDGE

Planning for PE is based on the Get Set 4 PE scheme of work. PE is taught in a progressive and developmental way, building on prior knowledge and skills in order to provide a positive learning experience through a wide range of sporting experiences. Each Unit has been sequenced to build on skills lesson by lesson or by difficulty. Within each lesson the learning is sequenced so that children can explore and develop a skill and then apply it to a game, sequence or choreography.

HOW IS LEARNING SEQUENCED?

Learning is sequenced using the skills progression documents developed by Get Set 4 PE. This is outlined below for each unit:

Physical Education in the Early Years

During the EYFS the essential fundamental movement skills of physical education are established. There are regular opportunities for children to carry out PE activities across all areas of learning. By the end of the EYFS children should be able to:

  • Negotiate space safely with and around others.
  • Learn how to handle and use different equipment.
  • Explore a variety of running, jumping, hopping, skipping and balancing skills.
  • To play games fairly through taking turns.

Children will have the opportunity to take part in games and activities that explore the fundamental movement skills in a safe and positive environment. They will be able to develop their ideas around movement and be encouraged to use creativity to achieve their personal best.

 Overview of learning in EYFS, KS1 & KS2

 

Year group

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer Term

Nursery

Introduction to PE Unit 1

Fundamental movement skills Unit 1

Gymnastics Unit 1

Dance Unit 1

Games Unit 1

Ball skills Unit 1

Preparing for Sports Day

Reception

Introduction to PE Unit 2

Fundamental movement skills Unit 2

Gymnastics Unit 2

Dance Unit 2

Games Unit 2

Ball skills Unit 2

Preparing for Sports Day

Year 1

Fundamental Movement Skills

Ball Skills

Gymnastics

Sending and Receiving

Dance

Target Games

Yoga

Invasion Games

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Net and Wall Skills

Team Building activities

Striking and Fielding Games

Year 2

Fundamental Movement Skills

Ball Skills

Gymnastics

Invasion Games

Dance

Target Games

Fitness

Striking and Fielding Games

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Yoga

Team Building activities

Tennis

Year 3

 

Basketball/ Netball

Fundamental Movement skills

Dodgeball

Gymnastics

Handball

Dance

Ultimate Frisbee

Fitness

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Yoga

Tennis

OAA

Year 4

Swimming (for 10 weeks with one class)

Volleyball

Gymnastics

Hockey

Dance

Swimming (for 10 weeks with one class)

Handball

Fundamental Movement Skills

Cricket

Fitness

Badminton

Yoga

Tag Rugby

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Year 5

Basketball/ Netball

OAA

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Dodgeball

Dance

Tennis

Fitness

Ultimate frisbee

Yoga

Volleyball

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Year 6

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Hockey

Dance

Cricket

Fitness

Dodgeball

Yoga

Rounders

Handball

Badminton

Athletics including preparing for Sports Day

Each year children will have the opportunity to take part in gymnastics and dance units as well as a variety of sports including invasion games such as basketball, netball and hockey, net and wall games including volleyball and tennis; and striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders.

ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

In physical education, teachers assess children’s progress by making observations during lessons and discussions. Evidence from independent games and activities at the end of each lesson will inform future lessons, ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately. Teacher judgements and assessment information is tracked using the Get Set 4 PE assessment tools. Final end of year assessments are made using criteria that have been developed in line with the National Curriculum and the skills progression outlined by Get Set 4 PE, to identify the level at which the child is working.  Age related expectation levels are reported to parents at the end of each year.

Physical Education is monitored through a variety of strategies, including: planning, lesson observations and pupil voice activities.