PE

Intent

At Rainford CE we understand that high-quality Physical Education is essential in inspiring and challenging us to lead healthy lives and develop a life-long love of sport and well-being.  Knowledge and understanding of Physical Education not only enables us to make those positive life changes, in terms of improved health, but also develops values and transferrable life-skills such as fairness and respect which leads to the development of positive relationships within society.

Therefore, it is our intention at Rainford CE to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities and competitions, whilst ensuring that the National Curriculum 2014 statements underpin everything that we teach.

Our specific aims are to:

  1. Foster a school ethos where physical and mental well-being is valued and developed in a nurturing and supportive environment.
  2. Promote, educate and engage all pupils in the importance of leading healthy and active lives.
  3. Ensure that all pupils regardless of race, culture or ability have the same opportunities to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  4. Create a community of pupils who relish the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities, regardless of their ability.
  5. Foster a love of sustained physical activity in an environment where pupils encourage and support one another to be the best version on themselves.

 

Implementation

Our PE curriculum is taught through the PE Passport scheme, which is in line with the National Curriculum and a long-term map has been created from this, to ensure a clear progression of skills and knowledge is taught throughout the school.  The scheme is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and delivery of the subject; however, teachers are positively encouraged to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs and abilities of their class.  Pupils in EYFS undertake daily physical exercise within a specialised external play area and have use of our fully equipped school hall for structured activities which focus on the fundamental skills. Pupils in Key Stage One continue to develop these fundamental skills, before moving onto skills and activities that can lead to different sports. In turn, pupils in Key Stage Two continue to develop these skills and acquire knowledge by implementing them in a game situation: in Upper Key Stage Two, children are challenged to apply their knowledge of the different sports’ rules and begin to apply their acquired knowledge of tactics in a variety of sports. Each class has access to two hours of high-quality PE lessons every week where they are given the opportunity to build upon previously taught skills; practise skills in a variety of ways, whilst allowing them time to embed their acquired knowledge and skills.  By revisiting the eight different categories of physical education (athletics, dance, (fundamental) games, gymnastics, invasion games, outdoor and adventurous activities, net and wall games, striking and fielding games) throughout the children’s primary education, pupils will remember more, know more and understand more. Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 receive weekly swimming lessons for half a term and are taught by a specialised swimming instructor through the school’s Service Level Agreement.  Any child who still has not reached the National Curriculum standard by the end of Year 6 is given the opportunity to receive further swimming lessons during the summer term to enable them to reach the standard by the end of their primary education.

Throughout the school year pupils have access to a wide range of intra and inter competitions through our enhanced Shapes Service Level Agreement; Physical Education lessons and school sports day. Furthermore, a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs are made available to all pupils, which are changed on a half-termly basis in response to the children’s interests and suggestions.  Moreover, to enable children to reach the recommended daily 30 minutes of physical activity in school, the school uses a coach specialist to design a lunch time programme of physical activity tailored to the needs of our pupils

 

Long term planning

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Reception

Gym – Rocking and Rolling

 

 

Movement Skills 1

Dance – Toys

 

 

 

Fine Motor Skills

 

Dance – Nursery Rhymes

 

 

Net and Wall Game Skills 1

Stability 2- static and dynamic balance

 

Gymnastics – Flight – bouncing, jumping and landing

Locomotion 1

 

 

 

Striking & fielding- games skills 1

Athletics 1

 

 

 

Target Game 1

Year 1

 

 

 

 

Target Game 2

 

 

 

Gymnastics- wide, narrow & curled rolling & balancing

Invasion 1

 

 

 

Gymnastics- balancing & spinning on points & patches

 

Movement Skills2

 

 

 

Dance- pirates

Striking and fielding skills 1

 

 

Dance-animals (link to science)

Locomotion 2

 

 

 

Gymnastics- pathways: small & long

Object manipulation 1&2

 

 

Striking & fielding- games skills 2

 

Year 2

 

 

 

 

 

Target Game 3

 

 

Gymnastics- pathways: straight, zigzag & curve

Invasion 2

 

 

Gymnastics- stretching, curling & arching

 

Movement Skills 3

 

Dance- Fire of London (link to history)

Yoga

 

 

Dance- minibeasts (link to science)

Net and Wall Game Skills 2

 

Gymnastics- spinning, turning & twisting

Athletics 2

 

 

Tri golf (prep for Y3)

Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

Health related  fitness

 

 

Football (I)

 

Dance- Dance around the world

 

 

Tri-Golf

Gymnastics- linking movement together

 

Hockey (I)

Gymnastics- receiving body weight

 

Tennis (N&W)

 

 

Dance- Romans (link to history)

 

 

Rounders (S&F)

Gymnastics- symmetry & asymmetry

 

Athletics

Year 4

 

 

 

Dance- Egyptians (link to history)

 

 

Health related fitness

Dance- Space (pre-teaching for UKS2 science)

 

Dodgeball (N&W)

Gymnastics- arching & bridging

 

Invasion skills 3 (I)

 

 

Swimming Year 4

Gymnastics- partner work- pushing & pulling

 

Cricket (S & F)

Rounders (S&F)

 

 

 

Netball (I)

Year 5 and 6

 

 

Cycle 1

2022/2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming (Class 10)

 

C8:

Dance- British Values

 

Health related fitness

 

 

 

 

C9:

 

Dance- British Values

 

Health related fitness

 

Swimming (Class 9)

 

C8:

Gymnastics- matching, mirroring & contrast (Y5)

 

Team-building & problem-solving

 

 

C10:

 

Dance- British Values

 

Health related fitness

 

Swimming (Class 8)

 

C9:

Gymnastics- matching, mirroring & contrast (Y5)

 

Team-building & problem-solving

 

 

 

C10:

Gymnastics- matching, mirroring & contrast (Y5)

 

Team-building & problem-solving

 

Gymnastics- counter-balance & counter tension (Y6)

 

Dodgeball (N&W)

 

 

Dance- the Haka

 

 

 

 

Cricket (S&F)

Athletics

 

 

 

 

Netball (I)

Year 5 and 6

 

 

Cycle 2

2023-2024

Swimming (Class 10)

 

C8:

 

Health related fitness

 

Dance through the ages

 

C9:

 

Health related fitness

 

Dance through the ages

 

Swimming (Class 9)

 

C8:

 

Gymnastics- group sequencing (Y6)

 

Invasion skills 4

 

 

 

C10:

 

Health related fitness

 

Dance through the ages

 

Swimming (Class 8)

 

C9:

 

Gymnastics- group sequencing

 

Invasion skills 4

 

 

C10:

 

Gymnastics- group sequencing

 

Invasion skills 4

 

Gymnastics- flight (Y6)

 

 

 

Tennis (N&W)

 

 

Dance- World War 2 (pre-teaching of KS3 history)

 

Danish longball (S&F)

 

 

Rounders (S & F)

 

 

 

 

Ultimate frisbee (I)

 

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