Physical Education Rationale
At Lydbrook School we are active.
During their time at Lydbrook School, our children will feel confident, valued, and prepared for the next stages of their physical education by learning and mastering the basic skills needed, as well as having as many opportunities as they can to represent the school. It is hoped that our pupils grow to adulthood with a passion for physical activity and keeping their body and mind healthy.
By the time they leave us at the end of Year 6, we want our children:
- To use running and a variety of jumps in isolation and in combination.
- To be able catch and throw in isolation and in a game situation.
- To play competitive games.
- To develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through careful movements.
- To perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
- To compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- To take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges
- To swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- To use a range of strokes effectively while swimming.
- To perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
National Curriculum Purpose for Physical Education.
High quality Physical Education teaches students the knowledge, skills and confidence to be physically active for life. Students should have a minimum of two hours of physical education each week. It will be inclusive of all students and be adapted to meet all children’s needs. It develops competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, as well as engaging students in competitive sports and activities.
Links with the National Curriculum Aims for PE
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Be physically active for sustained periods of time
- Be engaged in competitive sports and activities
- They can lead healthy, active lives.
Implementation: How Physical Education is taught at Lydbrook School
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Physical Education, we implement a long term, progressive curriculum where Physical Education is taught as part of a half termly or 6-week block to ensure a wide and varied coverage of the National Curriculum for Physical Education. The long-term plan is based on a two yearly cycle, where the themes are skill based to ensure children partake in a wide range of activities. Physical Education is taught alongside other subject areas where the skills and knowledge can be applied to help with memory and keep active.
Planning is supported by the Power of PE
A series of lessons will happen over 5-7 weeks and a typical lesson will be structured like this:
- Warm up
- Skills based activity (normally one or two)
- Cool Down
Vocabulary linked to Physical Education is embedded in all areas of the curriculum from positional language to understanding of rules.
The school has many links with different sports teams around the Forest of Dean as well as being part of the Schools Games programme to give our children opportunities to compete.
Individual and team participation
Through the School Games programme, children are given an equal opportunity to participate in individual and team games.
Our Physical Education is based around 6 main areas, where each area has key skills linked to it- Large Ball Sports, Small Ball Sports, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming.
To reach the expected standard, pupils will have demonstrated they have achieved the necessary attainment levels in all the six main areas.
Children at Greater depth will take part in after school clubs with outside agencies and may achieve certificates and trophies with these clubs. These children will show a confidence in all areas of PE and make a good sports leader. They will also understand the health and fitness side of PE and will understand the importance of rules and tactics in a variety of games.
Fizzy will be used for children working well below the expected standard for PE to help develop motor skills for those who find it challenging.
The sports premium is used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport in the school and benefits all primary-aged pupils as well as early years. It is also used to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
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