Physical Education

Philosophy

Core PE is statutory throughout all Key Stages. It is our aim to promote deep and mastery learning through a broad and balanced programme that consolidates and develops key principles in Physical Education. Pupils engage in activities that develop the essential components of fitness; cardio-vascular endurance, agility, flexibility, speed, strength and balance. They will also be provided with opportunities to enhance their tactical and compositional ideas through a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach in invasion, net, wall, striking and fielding games (it is very important for pupils to understand lateral transfer in terms knowledge, concepts, behaviours and skills) and problem-solving activities in the aesthetic elements of the programme. We firmly believe that all pupils should experience some kind of success. PE staff provide high quality opportunities, based on pupils’ needs and they are presented in a way that is inclusive so that all pupils can gain access to understanding in order to feel successful and excel. All teachers of PE promote a “can do” philosophy. Our curriculum will deepen a range of skills, knowledge and concepts. All students will be provided with opportunities to participate in competitive sport and other activities including intra-school events.

Aims of Physical Education

We support all pupils so that they all:

Develop competence in a broad range of physical activities

  • Competence not only in skill but also in aptitude, conceptual knowledge, capability, fitness and behaviours

Are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • If children are regularly physically active at a young age, they are more likely to engage in healthy, active lifestyles and their motor proficiency is improved.
  • The tasks that we set are physically challenging and educational.
  • As pupils gain strength and strength endurance they are expected to execute more difficult series of movements and more complex sequences.

Engage in competitive sports and activities

Lead healthy active lifestyles

Assessment in PE

Pupils are assessed across 3 key domains:

  • Psychomotor (doing): Being physically competent, physically active and competitive
  • Cognitive (thinking): Being a decision-maker, gaining in confidence, having a deeper understanding and being tactically aware.
  • Affective (feeling): Character and values, healthy active lifestyles, attitude and social and emotional well-being

We appreciate that pupils at Key Stage 2 need to master fundamental skills if they are to enjoy the wide range of physical activities, sports and outdoor pursuits on offer. We appreciate that the components of fitness need to be developed. At Key Stage 3 our pupils develop more specific technique and advanced learnt movement.

Ultimately as a result of doing and thinking in PE, we want our pupils to feel good about themselves and their relationship with the subject and progress to leading healthy, active lifestyles.

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