Our curriculum aims to provide each pupil with the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy and active life and to also provide them with techniques to develop their abilities to participate in various activities. Throughout the curriculum we are encouraging the pupils to develop their skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding of their bodies within exercise and planned activities. The pupils develop these attributes through different objectives, such as striking and fielding which helps improve the basics of throwing, catching, batting and bowling.
Pupils are set individual challenges based on their ability to ensure that the sessions meet every pupils needs. Pupils demonstrate within each session to show their understanding of the session’s objectives. Coaches also use review and feedback to show understanding of techniques and knowledge of the completed activity.
Each pupil is assessed termly on the activity they have been completing for that term, the use of assessment helps to identify which pupils struggle and strive in the different activities and is used as progression planning for the next term. Within each lesson, objectives are set and explained to each class with the aims of all pupils completing successfully using the coaching points delivered from the sports coaches.
We also aim to provide pupils with opportunities to try new activities which they can transfer into extra-curricular sports.
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Throughout school closures Physical Education was taught through live zoom lessons across KS1 and KS2. As pupils were unable to do sports while at home the focus was health and fitness sessions to encourage our pupils to stay active. Sessions were adapted for each key stage and designed to be completed in a small space within their homes. These sessions included circuit training and fitness challenges where the coach would demonstrate an exercise and pupils challenged to see how many they could perform within a specific time.
On returning to school in Autumn all year groups began the year with health and fitness as COVID had affected how active our pupils would normally have been. This has provided our coaches with a baseline assessment on how lockdown has affected our pupils' fitness and how we can plan to address this.
All the pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 are encouraged to complete the daily mile during their lunch time. Certificates are awarded to pupils from each year group weekly.