Why do we teach PE at Freeland Primary School?
At Freeland CE Primary School we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.
The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:
-Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
-Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness.
-Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, and exercising regularly.
-Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
-Are able to improve their own and others’ performance.
-Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport.
-Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.
How do we teach PE at Freeland Primary School?
At Freeland CE Primary School, PE is taught for 2 hours per week - one hour is taught by professional sports coaches who teach the skills needed for a variety of sporting events such as netball, football and hockey. Teachers then use the Real PE Scheme to support them in their PE planning. These documents are progressive, coherent and apply fundamental movement skills which are year group appropriate, alongside relevant progression. Subject vocabulary, assessment and relevant skills are displayed in the school hall to support learning as well as encourage and inspire the children to self assess their own and others learning in PE. All Key Stage 2 children have swimming lessons for one term of the year.
Daily before and after school clubs are provided to give children the opportunity to explore different sports or activities.
There are extensive opportunities for children to take part in sporting events throughout the year, both at MAT level and West Oxfordshire.
What is the impact of our teaching?
Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- annual tracking of standards across the curriculum using Target Tracker
- reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
- regular pupil/parent questionnaires about their PE learning.