PE – subject information

Intent

Our PE curriculum ensures that all children have the opportunity to experience and become proficient at a variety of sporting and fitness activities. As well as fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum for PE, we will provide a broad and balanced curriculum which ensures the progressive development of a wide range of skills such as agility, balance and coordination.

Physical Education provides opportunities for children to appreciate and enjoy a very thorough sports, fitness and health programme in which they will work on their physical movement, balance, eye coordination, core stability and body awareness, incorporating spatial awareness, dance, gymnastics, outside travel, ball skills, throwing and catching, racket skills and basic athletics.

Our PE curriculum will give pupils the knowledge necessary to enable them to improve fitness, develop skills and deepen their knowledge of health and wellbeing. Children will have time to learn skills, before applying them to different games and situations.

At Brough Primary School we want all children to become confident athletes with a wealth of knowledge and skills to enjoy a wide range of sporting and fitness activities and to thrive in specific areas of PE where they can. We want children to learn life skills which will positively impact their health and well-being now and in the future.

Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  2. are physically active for sustained periods of time
  3. engage in competitive sports and activities
  4. lead healthy, active lives.

Implementation

In order to achieve high standards within PE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive from EYFS to Year 6 in physical movement, balance, eye coordination, core stability, body awareness, incorporating spatial awareness, dance, gymnastics, outside travel, ball skills, throwing and catching, racket skills and basic athletics.

As well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum for physical education, our provision ensures links across the wider curriculum, especially between P.E. and science and PHSE but also in subjects like maths, where data from exercise can be used for statistics lessons. We provide opportunities for children to represent the school in a wide range of inter school competitions and bring a number of sporting specialists into school to teach both curricular and extracurricular sports lessons.

The long-term plan maps out the experiences the children will receive in each key stage. It is written by the subject leader in consultation with phase leaders and other members of teaching staff. The subject leader provides medium-term plans for each unit of work ensuring that key skills, required knowledge and objectives are covered. This supports teachers with the development of lesson planning.

Each PE focus has an identified outcome. A thorough understanding of the skills taught give children the opportunity to apply these skills inside and outside of school, so they can shine and showcase their talent. PE is celebrated around the school community with the use of our school PE Twitter page and children showcasing their personal achievements in whole-school assemblies.

Impact

At Brough Primary School we want every child to leave us in Year 6 having had a wide range of sporting experiences. We want to improve the well-being and fitness of the children in our care, not just through sporting experiences, but also through the discipline and values of cooperation and sportsmanship that our lessons promote.

The impact and quality of our curriculum is measured through the knowledge and skills the children have gained both in the different areas of sport, and their knowledge of the importance of healthy foods and exercise.

We want children to love PE, to be inspired by their teachers and external coaches who provide the lessons, as well as national and regional sporting personalities. We want children to develop their own preferences for a sport or sports.

Children will meet or exceed the progression of skills requirements in physical movement, balance, eye coordination, core stability, body awareness, incorporating spatial awareness, dance, gymnastics, outside travel, ball skills, throwing and catching, racket skills and basic athletics. Children will retain knowledge of skills learnt and be able to evidence a growing understanding of applying these effectively to relevant situations.

We measure the impact of our curriculum by: –

  • Discussions with the children about what they have enjoyed throughout the year
  • Monitoring of taught skills across the school to evidence progress.
  • Assessing pupils’ knowledge and ability to apply this to later learning.
  • Images and videos of children learning and applying taught skills.

Further information:

‘Pupils participate in competitive sports, such as cross-country, squash and football, as well as winning local dance competitions.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and use their good subject knowledge to plan
interesting tasks that engage pupils well.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in
visits to places of interest that then contribute
very well to their learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils make a good contribution to their learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects and have a good range of additional activities to
broaden their experiences.’

OFSTED comments

‘Staff morale is high and there is a shared sense of purpose and a desire for all pupils to
achieve their full potential.’

OFSTED comments

‘The enhanced provision, The Bridge, is making a significantly positive contribution to pupils’ ability to self-manage their needs.’

OFSTED comments

‘The primary school physical education and sports funding is used very well.’

OFSTED comments

‘The special educational needs coordinator identifies the needs of pupils very accurately and makes sure strong provision is in place to meet pupils’ needs.’

OFSTED comments

‘The school’s enhanced provision for those pupils who have special educational needs
(SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the
school,’

OFSTED comments

‘The curriculum offers many exciting opportunities for learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Currently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, develop good skills and knowledge in reading,
mathematics and a wide range of subjects. ’

OFSTED comments

‘Parents value the school’s work highly. They believe the school is well led and indicate that the new headteacher has improved the school and that staff are supporting their children well.’

OFSTED comments

‘Children settle quickly into Reception and make good progress because of good leadership and
good teaching.’

OFSTED comments

‘The headteacher has made sure that senior leaders, and middle leaders, have had very
effective training’

OFSTED comments

‘The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education very well.’

OFSTED comments

‘Governors make a strong contribution to the development of the school.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers’ skilful questioning is used well, especially in guided reading and in mathematics to deepen pupils’ learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils are pleasant,
polite and respectful. Attendance is above
average.’

OFSTED comments

‘All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school.’

OFSTED comments

‘Astute use of professional development and support for staff has resulted in good teaching.’

OFSTED comments

‘An analysis of pupils’ work by inspectors showed good gains in knowledge, skills and
understanding in reading, mathematics and a wide range of subjects.’

OFSTED comments

‘The extra funding for those pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is used highly
effectively.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers ask supplementary questions to make sure that pupils have a full understanding of the work they are doing and are making good progress. ‘

OFSTED comments

‘The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.’

OFSTED comments

‘School leaders
and governors are passionate about pupils’ achievement and personal development. ‘

OFSTED comments

‘The local authority has a clear picture of the development of the school and has supported this school securely on its journey of improvement.’

OFSTED comments

‘There is full engagement by the school in a local sports partnership. Pupils say that they
enjoy sport.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils engage effectively in learning and enjoy school.’

OFSTED comments

‘Parents and carers have a very high level of confidence in the work of the school.’

OFSTED comments