Curriculum

Physical Education

 

Intent

Our Physical Education curriculum will improve the confidence and competence of children in a range of physical activities through providing high quality lessons, both with the class teacher and external specialist coaching. We aim for all pupils to have opportunities to be creative and competitive both internally and externally, as well as being encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle now and in future life. Pupils should:

 

  • Develop an enjoyment of sport and physical exercise in different forms.
  • Have opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
  • Plan and evaluate their work, looking for areas of improvement.
  • Make conscious choices that promote health and physical development.

 

Implementation

A typical West Hill PE lesson will achieve the intent through lessons that are appropriately challenging, offer opportunities for progression and have a clear, communicated purpose. Teachers and external specialist coaches, following the PE Hub scheme of work where appropriate, deliver lessons that demonstrate and explain new techniques and encourage fair play and sportsmanship.

 

There is an expectation that children have opportunities to assess their own and their peers’ performance in order to aid progression.  Assessment informs both future planning and differentiation, as well as to monitor the progress of pupils against the learning outcomes. Whilst continuous, informal assessment is imperative to the development of skills, there should be specific assessment opportunities planned into lesson sequences, most notably at the start and end of a unit.

 

We make conscious and carefully planned investment with our Sports Premium money in order to allow specialist coaches to offer new opportunities for children, as well as invaluable CPD for staff. We also invest in the Ottery St Mary Sports Partnership that provides networking opportunities with other schools, as well as a wide range of external activities and competitions that are available to all skill levels.

 

Physical Education Policy

PE Curriculum map

PE Statement of Progression and End points

PE Assessment sheet