At Corporation Road Community Primary School, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and tools to make informed choices about healthy living and well-being.
Our PE curriculum aims to provide opportunities for pupils to increase self-confidence through being able to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment. Effort, hard-work and success is celebrated alongside promoting enjoyment and working cooperatively with others.
The aims of PE at Corporation Road Community Primary School are:
- To promote positive attitudes towards physical activity, showing our children that participation in PE can be through a variety of different sports.
- That our children understand that regular exercise can positively impact the health of our bodies but also our minds.
- To promote self-belief.
- To strive to achieve their own personal best.
- To promote and develop the skills needed to work as a team
- To understand the need for rules in all physical education
- To develop an understanding of fairness and honesty
- To instil a sense of competitiveness (when necessary)
- To manage feelings associated with losing, winning and feedback on performance.
- To provide equal sporting opportunities for all children.
- To provide our children with opportunities outside of their everyday experiences
To provide opportunities for children to learn, develop and transfer their skills through both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities
Key stage 1
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
- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key stage 2
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
- Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders 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 with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Swimming and water safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.