PE, Sport & Physical Activity
P.E. Subject Leader: Mrs R Tarbuck
Our Physical Education Curriculum Intent
At Girnhill Infant School we recognise the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.
All pupils are entitled to benefit from high quality PE provision and there is significant evidence to show that this supports other learning right across the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is underpinned by the Characteristics of Effective Learning. They are:
Playing and Exploring/Engagement
- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to 'have a go'
- Being involved and concentrating
- Keeping trying
- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and Thinking Critically/Thinking
- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things
Key Stage 1
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.
- Our History Curriculum Implementation
Moving and Handling ELG:
- Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Health and Self Care ELG:
- Children know the importance for good health of physical excercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
Key Stage 1:
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.
Our pupils are encouraged to be active and are supported in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others. Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.
We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching & learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance.
‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).
Pupils are taught to -
- Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Our Physical Education Impact