At Denton West End Primary School, we strive to creature a culture which aims to inspire an active generation that enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. Our inclusive and accessible Physical Education curriculum intends to encourage all children for a future of possibilities across both physical and academic opportunities within sport and leisure. Physical Education provides children with a wide range of experiences that help encapsulate the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
At Denton West End, we provide a PE curriculum that pupils from Early Years to Year 6 not only enjoy but also allows them to experience a range of activities that help children to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. We encourage children to become resilient, join local sports clubs and offer opportunities to succeed and excel in competitive sports that help build character and embed values such as working together, positive, confident and caring.
Children are given every opportunity to engage in physical education, highlighting the importance of movement from EYFS through to UKS2 and incorporating knowledge and skills links across the curriculum. Bringing PE into context supports children’s understanding of the importance of the subject and all opportunities to know and remember more are incorporated. Subject links include: Science (the human body and health), History (origins of the Olympic Games), and Geography (locational studies of nationals and international events and competitions).
Year 4 receive weekly swimming lessons. These lessons run throughout the autumn and spring terms every week. This means that children have the best opportunity to meet the swimming requirements as they have two full terms to learn, practise and apply the skills needed. Pupils are taught to swim competently and confidently over 25m, use a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue in a range of different situations.
Supported by Kickstart, children from Nursery to Year 6 participate in structured PE lessons with clear learning objectives that are evaluated regularly to identify strengths and development areas. Teaching staff implement weekly PE lessons and support the physical and academic knowledge and skills to ensure pupils are prepared for a future of possibilities within PE and beyond.
Key Concepts for PE at Denton West End across all Key Stages
- Develop motor skills and the competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- To be physically active for sustained periods of time to ensure building of core strength, stamina and health of the entire body.
- Engage in competitive sports and activities to develop enjoyment of physical activity, social development and strength of character.
- Lead healthy, active lives and inspire family and friends to follow their lead.
- Reflect on their learning and use this to influence the decisions they make now and in the future.
By the end of EYFS pupils will demonstrate the following:
Pupils should begin to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their special awareness, 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 will be taught to:
- Move energetically, such as running jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.
- Work and play co-operatively and take turns with others.
- Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
- Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.
By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils will demonstrate the following:
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 will 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.
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils will demonstrate the following:
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.