Physical Education promotes physical agility, development, skill and knowledge of the body in action. At Pippins School we aim to provide pupils with opportunities to be creative, competitive and face up to difficult challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. The children will learn the importance of rules and sportsmanship and have a positive attitude towards active, healthy lifestyles.
Pupils are involved in one dedicated hour of physical activity per week which includes dance, gymnastics and games, as per the National Curriculum. Lessons are taught by our PE Coach from Get Active; have a broad sporting experience. They take place either in the hall or the school grounds depending on the activity. Pippins School is proud to have strong links with the community to enhance the provision of physical education. This means pupils can join Judo before school starts or after-school clubs in Zumba, Gymnastics and Football provided by a range of professionals.
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
Key stage 1 Subject Content
Pupils should 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 should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
- 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
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
Key Stage 2 Subject Content
Pupils should 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 should be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- lay competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example basketball, cricket, football, netball and tennis), 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