PE Curriculum Overview
PE at Pope Paul School aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
This is an integral part of the Catholic mission of the school where we encourage children to use their God given talents to do their best.
It is our intent at Pope Paul School to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. The scheme LTPE is used to support teachers in planning quality, skill focussed and enjoyable PE lessons. Lessons are differentiated with simple, realistic ways to support or challenge all children. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. We recognise the importance of core body strength as a basis for all physical activity. This skill is developed throughout the year in all year groups in order to secure this for all children.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
EYFS development goals include physical co-ordination, control and movement. The children explore the importance of being active and making healthy choices through safe and well-planned play.
KS1 build upon EYFS goals by mastering how to control their bodies and develop core movement, with and without equipment, in a range of activities. They begin to participate in small sided games and perform sequences in dance and gymnastics.
KS2 children continue to extend their range of physical skills and are given opportunities to use them in increasingly complex settings. They collaborate to play games and compete against each other using strategies they have developed. Improved technique is taught to allow children to perform with control for extended periods of activity.
Across all year groups consistent, high quality feedback is given to help children evaluate and improve their own skills.
Swimming is taught in KS1 and KS2, with each class receiving 1 lesson a week for a whole term, in partnership with local swimming pool.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Y5 & 6||Y3 & 4||Y1 & 2|
Children are active during playtimes; guided play and structured activities complement free play. After school clubs provide a wide range of activities in addition to opportunities for more competitive sport and team participation. We nurture a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity and sport and promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, giving children the resources to make those decisions increasingly independently.
|Gardening club||Netball Club||Football Club||Multi Skills Club|
|Y1 & 2
Two members of staff
|Y5 & 6
Two members of staff
|Elite Football Coaching KS1 – KS2||Two week lunchtime rota
Two members of staff
- Two, hour long lessons per week.
- Class teachers deliver one lesson independently and the other is team taught with a PE specialist teacher from Dame Alice Owens School. This allows for CPD and for all children to have their individual PE needs considered during planning and for our curriculum to provide coherent progression through all phases.
- Best practice is shared – support provided from subject leader.
- Planning (LTPE) provided and discussed.
- Teacher assessments completed each half term and targets shared with children – displayed in classes and on PE boards.
- We also recognise the importance of swimming with confidence and assess each child in order to identify those in Y6 who might need support in the summer term to meet the national requirements.
Our curriculum improves the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Pope Paul School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. We motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.