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Warren Mead Infant and Junior Partnership 2020-21

Curriculum Intent

 

Subject: PE

Subject Leaders: Katherine Trease (Infant School) and Chris Green (Junior School)

 

Curriculum Intent  (what is the purpose of this subject)

At Warren Mead, we aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles throughout primary school and beyond. 

We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum, that allows everyone to enthusiastically take part and develop skills, whilst also providing opportunities for learners to exceed their own expectations. 

We look to engender a healthy life-long love of physical activity, whilst giving the children the opportunity where they enjoy working hard together to achieve success both individually and as a team. We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education. High quality PE education allows pupils to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, whilst fostering excitement for physical activity and an accuracy in performing movements within sport and daily life. 

Curriculum Implementation (how is the subject structured/sequenced)

All children receive two high-quality PE lessons a week, delivered by qualified and experienced coaches. The curriculum is carefully planned and balanced, with skills mapped out for the children throughout their primary school journey. These skills are built upon as children develop control over their motor skills, they can use these skills to enhance their learning in dance, gymnastics, athletics and games. As children progress into KS2 they explore a wider range of sports and learn greater control and precision of their skills.

The planning of the subjects is based upon several schemes such as: Val Sabin, Get Set and 4 PE, they are used to teach the cohesive PE curriculum. These schemes allow children to build upon the skills they learn week on week, to create sequences of movement and apply them in new contexts. Children across the board are challenged, this is done by ensuring previous taught skills are recapped to allow children to fully master them before moving forward. Individual challenges can then be set for children who quickly grasp a skill for. Many school clubs are offered surrounding the different sports and physical activities that are taught across the school, allowing children to follow any interests they show. 

At the end of the year children across the whole school participate in a sports day, this allows parents to observe and share children's pride in their sporting achievements. Alongside this, children at the infants also partake in a sports morning where in mixed ability and year groups teams they partake in a variety of games that utilise the skills they've used across the year.

Pedagogy: (what is the teaching approach taken)

Using the aforementioned schemes the teaching of PE takes on a whole-hearted physical approach where children can foster excitement from being active. The use of a variety of equipment and different workspaces allow for subjects such as gymnastics to be taught to the highest standard in an engaging environment. By KS2, children are equipped with the fundamental physical skills, which are further developed upon and used in a wide range of sports and activities

Evaluation: (how will outcomes be measures for your subject)

Children are assessed termly against the key skills taught within each year group. Children who are emerging and exceeding, as supported in their learning to either achieve and/or exceed their expectations. Children's understanding is assessment through observations as they execute skills and then integrate them into future learning. Formative observations take part each lesson and impact upon the next session as any skill children struggled to grasp is covered again to ensure they are confident.

Impact of Curriculum (what are the outcomes of your subject)

Children can develop skills they learn in PE in their lessons, during lunchtimes and in their own physical activity at home. Pupils engage in discussions about the importance of keeping their bodies healthy, key vocabulary related to the learning and answering questions about how they could adapt or change a movement. By the time children leave Warren Mead, our core aim is to ensure that all children achieve the range of skills set out in the national curriculum.

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
PE Curriculum Content Overview 2020 21 21st Jul 2021 Download
PE Progression of Skills 2020 21 21st Jul 2021 Download