At St. Gregory’s, we intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want our children to develop skills that will help them throughout their lives and to be able to transfer those skills into different situations. Children are provided with opportunities to take part in a wide range of sports activities, which are carried out in a safe and supportive environment. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all our children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. During such sporting activities, effort and hard work are celebrated alongside success, whilst enjoyment and teamwork are heavily promoted.
To implement a successful, PE curriculum staff will make use of a variety of important pedagogical strategies and resources, including:
- The long-term plan sets out the PE units, which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. - Subject expertise, through regular CPD (for individuals, the subject leader and whole staff) ensures that Physical Education is taught effectively.
- Teachers use (and adapt, when necessary) the Get Set 4 PE scheme to support them in their planning. These documents are progressive, coherent and apply fundamental skills, which are year group appropriate.
- Formative Assessment is and applied throughout each lesson.
- Subject vocabulary is displayed in knowledge organisers to support learning, as well as being reinforced by teachers.
- Pupils participate in one/two high quality PE lessons each week, covering a range of sporting activities.
- In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunchtime sports clubs are also available.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental wellbeing. These events also develop teamwork, social skills and leadership skills.
- Each year, a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunchtime clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Children are given wider opportunities to build character and embed values through regular teamwork activities, competitive sport and Sports Day.
- Achievements are celebrated in Sports assemblies.
- Sports Premium Funding is used to increase physical competency of staff and children and also provides staff with resources and high-quality equipment.
- Children also have access to professional, external coaching knowledge and experience..
- Regular action plans, governor reports and staff/pupil voice continue to monitor and improve Physical Education.
We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE at St. Gregory’s.