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Intent

At Orchard Primary Academy we believe that children should learn about Physical education and through Physical Education. We want children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and understanding of how they use their bodies to carry our physically demanding activities. As an active school, we want out children to move throughout the school day and for Physically Active Learning (PAL) be a key foundation that underpins how children learn. Physical Education plays a key role in this and the teaching ‘of the physical’ will ensure our children develop and progress in our 4 key areas:

  • Acquiring new skills
  • Selecting and applying tactics and compositional ideas
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and fitness

Click here to access our progression document for these 4 areas from pre-school to Year 6

We believe that if children are confident and self-aware in these 4 areas, they will become physically confident.

As well as developing the physical aspect of the subject, we whole-heartedly believe in the development of the child’s social and value education. Our Physical Education curriculum will allow children to develop: resilience; respect of others; cooperation, team-work and determination – which are all hugely important in developing the ‘whole-child’.

Our Physical Education curriculum, in addition to our belief in Physically Active Learning, will ultimately ensure that our children:

  • 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.

Implementation

Children receive a weekly a Physical Education lesson which focuses on particular skill developments linked to a game/sport. These skills are centred around the development of: fundamental movement, catching/throwing, balance, sequencing an invasion. Early Years Foundation and Key Stage 1 children focus on the fundamental movement and body awareness. Once children have developed body awareness and the fundamental movements in EYFS and Key Stage 1, they are then progressed in Key Stage 2 into games and more physically demanding activities.

Children receive a broad exposure to a wide-variety of activities and sports to help them develop specific skills.

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Early Years Foundation

Body Management

Manipulation and Coordination

Cooperate and Solve Problems

Body Management

Manipulation and Coordination

Body Management

Key Stage

1

Gymnastics

Dance

Attack, Shoot, Defend

Hit, Catch, Run

Send and Return

Run, Jump, Throw

Lower Key Stage 2

 

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Games

(Invasion)

Swimming

Games

(Net/wall)

Swimming

Games

(Striking & Fielding)

Swimming

Athletics

Swimming

Upper Key Stage 2

 

Gymnastics

Dance

Games

(Invasion)

Games 

(Net/wall)

Games

(Striking & Fielding)

OOA

Athletics

 

Impact

We believe that Physical Education lessons should follow the same key principles of classroom teaching where the objectives of the lesson and success criteria is shared with children. Throughout the lesson, children are given the opportunity to self-assess and reflect on their performance. The end of the lesson will not be a time to collect the equipment, children will be asked a series of questions which allows them to reflect on 3 key areas:

  1. Heads
  2. Hearts
  3. Hands

Children are asked questions such as: which strategy did you use? Did it work? How did your body feel when you had to…? Which part of your body did you use to…? How did you work as a team? If there anything you could do to improve your communication as a team?

The quality of Physical Education is measured regularly by the subject leader and the upskilling and CPD of staff is a key priority of the PE & Sports Premium action plan. Leaders use child voice to ensure children find lessons enjoyable, purposeful and ultimately talk about the subject and their successes confidently.