PE and School Sport
PE Subject Rationale
"Practice like you've never won. Play like you've never lost." (Michael Jordan)
The national curriculum for PE 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
- learning to lead healthy, active lives
At Whyteleafe, we recognise the importance and impact of high-quality PE and school sport. Our physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and well being. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and inclusivity. We offer a diverse PE curriculum following the programme GET SET 4 PE, which provides our children with a range of different sports (such as netball, hockey, tag rugby and tennis), dance, gymnastics, OAA and athletics. We are extremely lucky that our school has a substantial amount of outdoor space which enhances and compliments our children’s physical and educational well being. This consists of three playgrounds, two small fields and one large playing field.
Pupils in years 1-5 will have weekly swimming lessons, in our on-site pool, where our goal is for all children to be able to confidently swim above National Curriculum expectations. By developing a positive attitude and an interest in a wide range of physical activities, it provides children with the skills they need to continue with their interests out of school.
At Whyteleafe School our children experience leadership and coaching opportunities allowing them to expand their knowledge and understanding of PE and games. Our children are engaged, motivated and challenged to achieve their very best. Talents are identified and opportunities for children to excel are provided.
We offer a range of after school sports clubs for children, in addition to their weekly PE and swimming lessons. These opportunities allow children to further practise and develop their sport and feel part of a team. Weekly competitions allow children to represent Whyteleafe and their achievements are celebrated within the school and with parents and carers.
Through our motivating and challenging PE curriculum, children develop their oracy skills by evaluating their own and their peers’ performances. Children are assessed against the National Curriculum.
By the end of Year 6, a Whyteleafe child will have had all of the sporting values of fairness, integrity, responsibility and respect embedded into their ethos. They will have developed a love of sport and, through our challenging curriculum, will have developed the skills they need to play a comprehensive range of sports. Our aim is for children to find a passion within sport that they will continue with through their educational journey and hopefully into adulthood.
PE in EYFS
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) represents the bedrock of each child’s educational journey. It is our intention for children who enter our EYFS to begin their lifelong learning journey by developing physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally, whilst also embedding a positive attitude to school and a love of learning.
Our children’s learning journeys in physical education begin in the Early Years and the design of our physical education curriculum reflects this and signposts progression in knowledge and skills from here, through to Year 6. In this phase, children’s early physical education experiences are captured within the prime area of learning and development entitled Physical Development and specifically the Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills Early Learning Goals.
|Progression of PE skills and knowledge||17th Dec 2021||Download|
|Aiming to be Inclusive PE||31st Mar 2022||Download|