PE at Prince Rock
Prince Rock Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
- 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
P.E. is taught at Prince Rock Primary School for an hour (twice a week) as well as being integrated, where possible, in other curriculum areas.
We teach lessons so that children:
- Are physically active for pro-longed periods of time.
- Experience success in physical activity and sport.
- Are able to achieve and beat their own personal best.
- Secure and build on a range of skills in P.E.
- Develop positive sporting attitudes (e.g. sportsmanship, respect, etc.)
- Understand rules
- Experience positive competition (against others and themselves)
- Learn in a safe environment
- Build a strong foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active and with the knowledge to lead a healthy life style.
At Prince Rock, P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a broad and balanced range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have lead healthy active lives. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. At Prince Rock, we provide opportunities for children 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.
We believe that Physical Education is a fundamental part of the curriculum and a right of all children. We believe that P.E. offers opportunities for children to explore, express and communicate their feelings whilst gaining experience of the wider world. Through P.E. experiences, children develop their creativity, self-esteem, competitiveness, leadership and confidence.
During Foundation, the children will begin to develop their fundamental movements to improve their strength, balance and co-ordination. The children will also explore a range of apparatus and learn how to use the equipment safely.
Key Stage One
In Key Stage 1, the children will learn to use a range of multi-skills including throwing, jumping, moving and running through a variety of activities. Most classes will use storytelling to help teach the different elements. Children will also use their creative skills in dance and gymnastics to copy and create small patterns or movement.
Key Stage Two
In Key Stage 2, all children will revisit multi-skills and the basic fundamental movements in the first term learning about the ABC’s, agility, balance and coordination. Children will then learn different invasion games, striking and fielding games, indoor and outdoor athletics. Alongside this, children will show their creative skills in gymnastics and dance to create sequences and motifs. Children will also be able use the correct vocabulary evaluate and give feedback to peers and groups of children. In addition to this, children will take part in swimming where all children will complete the National Curriculum objective of being able to swim 25 meters using a range of strokes. They will also develop a good understanding of water safety including performing safe self-rescue.
Our aim is to maintain a fun, inclusive, balanced and rich P.E. curriculum where the children are able to embed values such as good sportsmanship, fairness and respect. Furthermore, we want to inspire all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness to ensure they leave primary school ready to continue to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
At Prince Rock, P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where all children have access to a broad and balanced range of physical activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to lead healthy, active lives. The school deprivation indicator at Prince Rock is in the top 20% nationally. As a result of this, one of our aims is to broaden the children’s experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils through our partnerships with various organisations (Plymouth School Sport Partnership (PSSP), Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Raiders & Plymouth Life Centre, etc.). Across the year, we are passionate about providing opportunities for all children, including children with SEND, PP children and inactive children, to take part in sporting and physical activities. Because of our partnerships with a range of organisations, we are able to compete in competitions and festivals across the city and region. This includes events specifically catered for key children (e.g. inclusive events).
Within our school, we provide opportunities for all children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. This includes encouraging regular activity within lessons as well as lunchtimes and after-school clubs dedicated to physical activity. Alongside this, we believe that our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all of our children to succeed and excel in competitive sport (against themselves and others) and other physically demanding activities. In our school, all children understand the importance of ‘Personal Best’ which is a key factor in P.E. lessons and it is regularly promoted via our school games events. Furthermore, the children regularly take part in mini-games and intra-house tournaments where they learn values such as good sportsmanship, fairness and respect.
PE Curriculum Progression
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