Mrs Harmer is the PE Leader.
PE Curriculum Overview 2021-2022
Physical Education Curriculum Statement
At Grange Primary School, we aim to engage, motivate and inspire children to develop a love of physical exercise, games and healthy lifestyles. We recognise the benefits of a high quality Physical Education curriculum and extra-curricular activity on raising children’s aspirations and self-esteem.
Our staff and children are enthusiastic about PE and this is shown through teachers’ attitude towards the teaching of high quality PE lessons. PE teaching at Grange Primary School follows all requirements of the National Curriculum for Physical Education; providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
We hope to develop the children into confident and competent learners across a broad range of physical activities, by providing them with a wide range of opportunities to participate in physical exercise, both in a competitive and non-competitive environment. Opportunities to compete in a range of sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Through the Preston Schools Sports Council and the Preston Schools Sports Partnership, our children are invited to attend festivals and tournaments throughout the year at both inter- and intra- school levels. We continue to build a love of sport and physical activity amongst our pupils by offering a broad range of lunchtime and after school clubs led by both staff and older children acting as play leaders. We hope that through all the sporting opportunities, we can support the children in demonstrating sportsmanship, resilience, respect and leadership values.
We aspire for all our children to be engaged, motivated and happy when it comes to Physical Education. We aim for all our children to have secured age-related skills and knowledge before they leave our school. This equips them with the ability to successfully prepare for a healthy and physical life ahead in which they can make informed choices about physical activity. In addition to this we strive for our children to be knowledgeable about healthy competition, team building, the positive impact of physical activity and resilience in the wider world.
To successfully embed our Physical Education values at Grange Primary School, we plan and provide the following:
- Minimum 2 hours of engaging PE lessons each week, following a carefully planned sequence of learning
- Delivery through the Lancashire PE scheme of work - this offers well-planned sequences of learning, fulfilling every aspect of the National Curriculum, offering regular assessment opportunities and building in core sporting values such as resilience and respect
- Provision of fundamental movement skills which include fine and gross motor skills for pupils in EYFS – this helps them transition to the Year 1 PE curriculum. The fundamental movements remain embedded in Key Stage 1 practice to allow for repetition and continued physical development
- Use of the PE Passport App to support the planning, assessment and delivery of curriculum PE
- Teaching sequences or chosen topics within lessons across year groups have been carefully considered and mapped out. This ensures the children all gain a wide coverage of skills, access a wide variety of physical activities and allows for clear progression throughout school
- Swimming Lessons for pupils in Year 4. If needed, we offer children additional lessons to enable them to reach the required level of competency for swimming and water safety by the end of Key Stage 2.
- Regular CPD opportunities for all staff
- Provision of curriculum resources to enable provision of high quality lessons which introduce a wide range of games, sports and physical activities
- Connected Curriculum - Links are made between PE and other curriculum subjects where possible to ensure a holistic approach to learning of fundamental skills is evident across all of children’s learning. In Science for example, Year 2 ‘How We Grow and Stay Healthy’ Year 5 ‘Growth and Development in Humans’ and Year 6 ‘Health, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle’. The children learn about how to keep our bodies healthy, the impact of exercise on the body, why exercise is important and how to cook healthy foods. In PE lessons, this learning continues as teachers reference how exercise helps the body in different ways.
- Provision of healthy snacks and meals. The school runs its own kitchen – which adheres to Food Standards guidance around healthy meals. We encourage healthy snacks to be eaten during break times.
- Teachers are encouraged to use active ‘brain breaks’ if needed during learning time involving short vigorous aerobic activity.
- The experience of a broader range of sports and activities are offered to all pupils through the Preston Sports Partnership/PPSSC and the inter-house competitions run by staff in school throughout the year and our links with local clubs such as Longridge Hockey Club. Participation in competitive sports through the two partnerships and the inter-house competitions.
- Year 5 and 6 children have the chance to be playleaders and run play activities at lunch time for younger children, modelling sportsmanship and leadership qualities. If completed, this earns them a school leadership award.
- Pupil voice is considered when selecting extra-curricular activities to motivate attendance.
- Links are made with local clubs and providers to encourage lifelong participation.
- Children are rotated for competitions and registers are kept for children signing up to after school clubs to ensure equity of access for all pupils.
- In KS2, the children are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by leading PE warmups and activities in lessons.
- In Y4 , pupils attend a residential visit to an outdoor education centre to offer outdoor and adventurous activities not possible at school. Often, additional day trips are offered which focus on outdoor education – for example, visiting Beacon Fell which is in our locality.
- Throughout the year we offer additional opportunities for children to engage in physical activity by organising theme events such as Sports Day, science/PE day and sponsored activity events.
To ensure curriculum coverage, with a coherent progression of skills and linked assessment, teachers use the PE Passport App as well as the PE Progression of Skills document (Years 1 to 6) or the EYFS Early Learning Goals.
Throughout PE lessons, children are actively involved in their target -setting and progress, teachers provide ‘in-the-moment’ feedback and support and children complete their own self-evaluation each lesson.
At Grange Primary School, we strive to include all children of differing abilities in Physical Education and provision is made for SEND children in the school for all competitive, lesson and extracurricular activities.
The impact of our Physical Education curriculum can be measured and monitored in a variety of different ways including;
- learning walks, lesson observations & peer coaching/teaching
- evidence of lessons captured within the PE App
- PE Passport scrutiny
- data analysis and tracking
- pupil interviews
- reports to governors
- assessment reports to parents
It is the responsibility of the subject leader to triangulate this evidence to ensure consistency across the whole school.
At present the children will wear their PE kit to school on their PE day with their school jumper. We began this during covid and have decided to continue as it means we get so much more time for the actual lesson!
Each pupil needs their own red t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
During the cold weather, black tracksuit bottoms and trainers are encouraged for outdoor PE.
Check the Class pages for your child's PE slots.
Purpose of study
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
For the full programme of study clink on the link below:
Elm Class developing their fundamental movement skills.
Competing against other schools
We attend lots of sporting competitions. We try to attend events for most Year groups and in a wide variety of sports.
The events are run by Preston Sports Partnership and Preston Schools Sports Council.
Please see the codes of conduct attached for all competitors and spectators to ensure the best quality and safe experience for all those involved.