At Our Lady and St. Joseph’s we believe the PE curriculum will give our pupils the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical activities learning increasingly intelligent movement and important knowledge which will enhance life-long fitness and future life choices and providing a gateway into the world of sport and physical activity.
PE can help pupils' personal development
We believe the PE curriculum will challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of each child’s physical confidence and ability to problem solve. We endeavour to give children sporting experiences that will teach them to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities.
The PE curriculum will include opportunities to develop pupils' understanding of how to maintain their well being, keep physically healthy, eat healthily and have an active lifestyle. We include ample opportunities for pupils to experience sport and to be active during the school day and through extracurricular activities.
We endeavour to inspire children to search faithfully for excellence in PE, aiming high and at a minimum know how to make age appropriate healthy lifestyle choices and a desire to participate in physical activities for the rest of their lives.
the PE curriculum
PE is taught in line with the National Curriculum and in blocks throughout each year group so that children gain increasingly intelligent movement and important knowledge. Each block has been mapped out to ensure children know more and do more in PE throughout the school.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance giving access for all children to daily physical activity to develop fundamental movement skills:
- locomotor skills, for example running and jumping
- stability skills, for example twisting and balancing
- manipulation skills, such as throwing and catching
There are planned opportunities to enable children to develop these skills both in the indoor and outdoor environment.
The strong foundation in fundamental movement skills is then then built upon in KS1 through transitional activities which lead to more specialised sport and physical activity contexts in KS2.
In order to develop competence to participate every block of work is planned with the suggested three pillars of progression identified by Ofsted March 2022.
- Motor competence - knowledge of the range of movements that become increasingly sport- and physical activity-specific.
- Rules, strategies and tactics - knowledge of the conventions of participation in different sports and physical activities.
- Healthy participation - knowledge of safe and effective participation.
The school uses The PE HUB which is streamlined to the National Curriculum to support the teaching of PE. Teachers plan fully for inclusion and recognise that adaptations might be required for some pupils, ensuring there are high aspirations for everyone.
Click here for the PE curriculum map.
Each child will have the opportunity to undertake at least one block of swimming tuition during KS2.
Extracurricular sport which complements but Does not replace the PE curriculum
Our extracurricular provision for sport aims to complement and enrich the PE curriculum for all. The aim is for there to be a strong relationship between timetabled lessons and extracurricular participation, while also offering opportunities to experience new activities.
The school participates in locally organised competitive sport and sporting festivals offering as many children as possible the opportunity to represent the school and experience sport in different settings. For pupils demonstrating an interest or talent within a given sport the school will signpost to a local club if available.