A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
By the end of EYFS….
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
By the end of 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 cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
- 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.
By the end of KS2…
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them indifferent 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.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Implementation at our school
Physical Education develops children’s physical skills, confidence, capabilities and potential. It gives opportunities for children to be creative and competitive while learning to work with and respect others.
At Crondall children are taught skills through a variety of different sporting activities including team sports, athletics, creative dance and gymnastics and will also take part in swimming lessons in Key stage 2. All year groups also work with specific sports coaches to enhance their skills further. In addition we also had Shine Cricket to come and support teaching of cricket skills in the younger years and the whole school took part in a fitness circuit led by Amy Smith, the Olympic swimmer!
Children also have access to a wide-range of sporting extra-curricular clubs run at the school including dance, football, Judo, rounders and running. House sports take place throughout the academic year for key stage 1 and 2. The biggest event is Sports Day in the summer term where Reception, key stage one and two children partake in a variety of races.
Children have the opportunity to take part in external events in a combination of skill building festivals and more competitive tournaments. Furthermore, this year Crondall has also taken part in the Hampshire Youth Games and the Harts District Sports event!
P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Crondall, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
“I loved representing my school. I found proud to be doing some sport for them” Year 4.
“I didn’t like golf but I do now we have learnt it” Year 1.
“I am a sports leader and I like to give up my time to help teach other the skills my teachers have taught me” Year 6.
How to support my child?
- Going on family walks.
- Competing in an event as a family.
- Talking about making healthy choices.