PE at Catforth
At Catforth, we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We aim to provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The National Curriculum 2014 states:
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.
Aims: The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
2. Are physically active for sustained periods of time
3. Engage in competitive sports and activities
4. Lead healthy, active lives.
Here at Catforth we implement our vision for Physical Education through the following areas:
- All children receive 2 hours of engaging, exciting PE lessons each week.
- Teachers follow the Lancashire PE scheme of work. This offers well planned sequences of learning which fulfil every area of the National Curriculum. It also provides regular assessment opportunities as well as building character values such as respect, determination and resilience. Teachers adapt and develop these plans based on the needs of the class.
- The P.E Passport app is used to support the planning, delivery and assessment of the P.E curriculum.
- All lessons are inclusive and accessible for all children. Challenge is also provided for all including those with SEND.
- EYFS focus on the first 5 fundamental movement skills whilst also developing their gross and fine motor skills.
- The full 10 fundamental movement skills are taught from Year 1-2 and these from the basis of all our lessons.
- From Year 3-6 the fundamental movement skills are applied to a variety of different sports, activity and game situations. This allows children to develop their basic skills whilst also giving them opportunities to learn other aspects such as tactics, teamwork and defence.
- We work alongside specialist coaches to up-skill staff and children in sports specific skills.
- Children from Y3-6 attend swimming lessons at Fulwood Leisure Centre. If any child fails to reach the required standard then they have the chance to attend some catch up lessons to enable them to hopefully become confident swimmers.
PE policies and documents