PE at The Links


Intent:

Why our PE curriculum looks like this:

At The Links we want our children to develop a secure knowledge of the benefits of Physical Education; recognising the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles and the impact on physical and mental health well-being. Our curriculum has been developed by staff to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum, accessing high quality PE and sport provision through competitive, fun and engaging PE lessons that are a minimum of 2 hours per week. We are committed to providing an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that enables all children to progress and achieve their full potential in a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment, remaining accessible to all. Across our school, we enrich our children’s experiences of PE providing a wide and varied curriculum including, Dance, Athletics, Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Swimming and Water Safety. We promote children’s independence through teaching new skills, progression, creating, performing and evaluating their own success, celebrating these skills. A broad vocabulary of PE language is taught and built upon throughout units across different year groups and key stages.

Implementation:

How PE is taught:

  • To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in PE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the school. Planning for PE is a process in which all teachers ensure that the school gives full coverage of The 2014 National Curriculum programmes of Study of PE.
  • Teachers will begin each unit, by recapping pupil’s prior knowledge and skills through discussion, to find out what children understand and have learnt. A class mind map will be generated with prior knowledge and vocabulary learnt. This will be saved on Seesaw. At the end of a Unit this should be re-visited, adding on the new learning and vocabulary.
  • Teach a sequence of lessons with clear progression skills. There are Short Term Plans on the system for staff to use that include power points, differentiation cards, key vocabulary, progression of skills lesson ideas that cover the curriculum.
  • Introduce key vocabulary to deepen knowledge and understanding with the expectation that children will use and apply this vocabulary throughout.
  • Every lesson includes warm ups and cool downs (ideas in STP’s), progression of knowledge and skills to be taught, compete, perform and evaluation of each lesson.
  • The use of technology, to evidence that lessons have been taught. Photos and videos to be taken during lessons and loaded onto Seesaw in the correct sub-folders for the unit being taught.
  • Teachers plan opportunities and attend festivals and events across the academic year that link to the PE curriculum to deepen their knowledge and understanding, providing memorable experiences

Games – Invasion

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Gymnastics

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