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P.E curriculum

 

Here at Alston, we want to enable a new generation of active pupils, leading physically fit and healthy lives. We believe that physical activity should be a fun and integral part of the lives of our pupils. Through enabling pupils to be active, we’re enhancing their quality of life, by helping to ensure that they remain healthy and happy as they develop into the adults of the future. Our aim is to develop the very best start to our pupils’ physical development, so they can avoid many of the health problems that inactive and sedentary lifestyles can cause later on in life.

 

P.E. in the Foundation Stage

 

At Alston, we believe that young pupils learn through using all their senses through being active and interactive. The development of physical literacy is at the core of our provision in the Foundation Stage. The achievement and exercise of physical literacy has been proven to play a significant part in the development of self-realisation, self-confidence and positive self-esteem.

 

We follow a progressive programme of Functional Movement, Movement Concepts, Aesthetic Movement and Manipulative Skills developed in a Physical Literacy approach starting in the foundation stage and continuing throughout the year groups using the physical literacy framework. Pupils are given time to explore, experiment and refine their social, interpersonal skills as well as gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This is achieved through use of indoor and outdoor play, use of the halls, playground and Arena. A range of equipment, apparatus and stimuli is employed to encourage the development of specific skills.

 

P.E. in Key Stage 1

 

Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils:

  • 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

 

P.E. in Key Stage 2

 

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

Swimming and water safety

 

In Year 2/3, we currently provide swimming instruction, where pupils:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

 

 

Term

Foundation

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

A1

 

Fundamental movement

Fundamental movement

Fundamental movement Swimming/

invasion games Swimming/

 

OAA

invasion

games

 

Football

A2

 

Fundamental movement

games

games Swimming/

Fundamental movement Swimming/

Invasion

 games

OAA

Tag

rugby

 

Spr 1

 

Stories and movement

gymnastics

gymnastics Swimming/

Swimming/ gymnastics

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Spr 2

 

Fundamental movement

Fundamental movement

Basic football skills Swimming/

Swimming/ OAA

athletics

badminton

tennis

 

Sum 1

 

Playground games

athletics

athletics Swimming/

rounders Swimming/

tennis

cricket

cricket

 

Sum 2

 

Playground games Fundamental movement

games/ Fundamental movement

Striking fielding Swimming/

athletics Fundamental movement Swimming/

rounders

athletics

athletics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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