PE Curriculum Leader - Mrs N Jones
Our main intention is to provide an inspiring PE curriculum, which enables our children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. We want our pupils to experience a range of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, including competitive sport, either through the WOWS (our local schools’ consortia) football league, inter-school competitions or through class games and the annual sports day. We value outdoor learning and believe it is an integral part of not just PE, but the wider curriculum, therefore the annual Y5 residential visit to Low Bank Ground / Hinning House provides children with the opportunity to further develop life-long skills such as: seeking challenge, resilience, communication, problem solving, goal setting and leadership. Throughout our PE curriculum, we embed our school values that we adopted from the Olympic and Paralympic Games; respect, excellence, friendship, inspiration, determination, courage and equality. These are fundamental across our PE curriculum for outstanding sporting behaviour in a team, as an individual participant or a spectator.
Early Years: PE is planned for through the statutory areas of the EYFS curriculum ‘ Physical Development’, ‘Moving and Handling’ and ‘Health and Self-care’ observations are made of the children throughout their learning journeys focussing on the teaching and learning of these specific skills in order to achieve the overall Early Learning Goal of showing good control and co-ordination in large and small movements; moving confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space and knowing the importance of good health of physical exercise.
Y1-Y6 are taught PE twice a week and have a timetabled slot in the hall allocated. PE is planned for and delivered by either the class teacher or our PE specialist. Y3 have one school-based PE lesson a week as they attend swimming lessons at Wigan Life Centre each week.
- All PE lessons across school, are well-structured and incorporate time to warm up and cool down.
- Out-of-school sporting achievements are celebrated in the weekly Celebration assembly.
- Our school teams are named after successful British athletes: Jessica Ennis (athletics), Jonnie Peacock (para -athletics), Bradley Wiggins (cycling) and Ellie Simmonds (para-swimming). These were nominated and voted for by our children following the London 2012 Games, as they deemed them to be excellent role models based on their conduct and sporting achievements.
Assessment: In P.E. children are assessed through observations and, where possible, video recordings. Assessments are recorded half termly, for each child, on an assessment progression sheet and this teacher assessment (TA) data is inputted into our school tracking system bi-annually at February half term and at the end of the academic year in July.
The intended impact is for the majority of children in each year group to be working at or above the expected standards for their age. In addition to this, we want them to be inspired by physical education, the curriculum and living a healthy lifestyle; want to learn more and try new sports; be able to show progression in their subject knowledge and demonstrate this when participating and competing in other sports; be able to discuss their learning and have key concepts embedded into their long term memory. We want our children to be inspired by PE and sport and understand where their learning can take them into the future!