Whitings Hill Primary School

Physical Education

'A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.’

National Curriculum 2014

 

INTENT

At Whitings Hill Primary School, we aim to teach a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other activities. We believe that physical education is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being.

 

  • Children are encouraged and provided with opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and well-being and learn about ways to lead healthy and active lives.

  • Children will have many opportunities to compete in sports and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as teamwork, respect, determination, resilience, passion and self-belief. We believe that the skills pupils gain in PE can be transferred to other subjects so children have the tools to succeed in many areas of the curriculum.

  • We believe it is of utmost importance that we provide our pupils with the opportunities to develop these values throughout our PE curriculum, School Games (inter and intra) Competitions, Festivals and within our extensive range of after school clubs.

  • We provide opportunities for children in our school to be able to swim safely via weekly swimming lessons for all cohorts and confidently and proficiently swim over a distance of at least 25 metres.

  • Develop links with local clubs and encourage children to join and play a greater role in our local community, for example: many our children are members of the local football and gymnastics clubs.

 

Implementation

At Whitings Hill we want to provide a challenging and enjoyable learning experience through a range of indoor and outdoor sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming.

 

  • Leaders have identified the key knowledge and skills of each sporting activity and theses are mapped across the school, ensuring that knowledge builds progressively and that children develop the required skills for the next stage of their learning.

  • Continued investment in a consistent long-term plan which 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.

  • At Whitings Hill, we currently subscribe to Barnet Partnership for School Sports. Through this subscription, teachers have access to CPD events and it gives our pupils access to the borough’s sports events, sports leadership programme, competitions, festivals and pathway leagues throughout the whole school year.

  • In EYFS, we provide workshops to support parents and carers with their child’s physical development.

  • A range of extra-curricular activities are offered, allowing children to further embed their skills and knowledge. These are either afterschool clubs run by teachers or by external coaches.

  • Use PE sports premium funding to raise the profile of sport and identify children – complete sentence…

 

IMPACT

  • Children participate in and enjoy a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.

  • From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports.

  • We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

  • Our curriculum is designed so that children are taught a variety of activities throughout their key stage and there is a progression journey through all of these.

  • Children deepen their understanding of PE, year on year, by being introduced to specific vocabulary which is also mapped on a vocabulary pyramid for each area.

  • All children have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate their new skills in intra and inter sports competitions.

  • All children take part in a sports day.

  • Children are confident within the different strands of PE and show resilience when tackling new skills.

  • The work we do in PE continues to be recognised through the award of the School Games Mark (the latest of which has been at gold level).