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Provision of PE

PE curriculum

Our Philosophy

Our key aim is to inspire EVERY child to be passionate about Physical Education and Sport.  We believe that PE is an essential part of the curriculum through which pupils develop control and co-ordination through Physical Activity, within a safe environment.
Children of all abilities should have quality learning opportunities to strive and achieve their full potential.
 
Aims
All our pupils receive a safe, broad and balanced programme of PE which:
  • Promotes Physical Development and a healthy lifestyle
  • Develops the fundamental skills of balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Develops artistic and aesthetic understanding and appreciation
  • Enhances self-esteem through the development of physical confidence
  • Requires pupils to work together in team situations, planning strategies and following rules of play
  • Teaches pupils how to cope with experiences in competitive and co-operative physical activities
  • Helps pupils achieve the highest possible standards
  • Enables pupils to access the New National Curriculum programme
  • Develops leadership skills and confidence
  • Allows Gifted and Talented pupils to develop and fulfil their true potential
 
We encourage competition at all levels.  This is evident within the curriculum, through inter-house competition and during sports days held at the school.  We feel that competition can challenge children both individually and as a team.  Children can compare their performances with previous ones and aspire to reach, surpass and strive for personal excellence.
 
  
Reception
In Reception we focus on the New Early Learning Goals incorporating the three prime areas of learning which are essential for children’s development- Physical development, Language and Communication and Personal Social and Emotional.
We teach children how to be safe, negotiate space at various speeds, travel/jump off and on equipment and how to control an object such as a beanbag or ball.
 
A key focus is to ensure that all children’s fundamental skills, Balance, Agility and      
Co-ordination are developed through a fun and creative curriculum.  Children are able to sample a number of sports throughout the year including Multi-skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Ball Games and Net/wall Games.
 
Key Stage 1
In line with the New PE National Curriculum, children are taught to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing Balance, Agility and Co-ordination. They are taught how to apply these in a range of activities.  Children have the opportunity to participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.  In dance children are taught how to perform simple movement patterns.
 
At Greenleas we encourage children to engage in competitions (against self and others) and within co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
 
Children will sample a wide variety of sports throughout the year including Multi-skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Ball Games, Net/Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Activities and Athletics.
 
Key Stage 2
At Key Stage 2, our focus is to develop children’s skills through a wide variety of sports and activities.
 
In line with the new National Curriculum we play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
 
We also focus on developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, through gymnastics, multi-skills and athletics.
 
Other activities include Dance and Outdoor Adventure lessons.
 
Leadership is incorporated within our PE curriculum.  We encourage our children to be Mini Coaches with a focus on peer assessment/self assessment. Children have the fantastic opportunity to analyse and evaluate performances with the use of iPads thus forging a cross curricular link with ICT.
 
Year 4 children are given the opportunity to attend a three day residential trip to Grafham Water Centre, here the children are able to experience a number of land and water based outdoor activities designed to develop both independent and team work skills.

Swimming and water safety
We provide swimming instruction in Key Stage 2 at our local leisure centre-Tiddenfoot.  Pupils are taught to:
·   Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
·   Use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
·   Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 

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