The national curriculum for physical education 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
- lead healthy, active lives.
Our P.E Curriculum
At Heath Mount, every child should be healthy and active during the school day. They should be taught to improve their physical and mental skills within a variety of sports and games, with opportunities to follow up their interests in team and individual sports and activities within and outside of the school day. Clear pathways should be provided for all pupils to access local clubs and venues to promote a lifelong love for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. We want our children to stand out in the wider community through their excellent contributions to sports. We want to educate our children to take part in competitive activities, demonstrating a practical knowledge of our School Values.
Our children should be aware of our vision for PE:
To build teamwork skills and independence through a range of opportunities as well as developing respect, aspiration, a healthy/active lifestyle, incorporating enjoyment and nurturing future champions.
As part of the PE planning and teaching process at Heath Mount:
- PE lessons are planned and taught twice a week. Each lesson must be sequenced and incorporate the teaching of new skills and knowledge.
- 2 Units are taught during each half-term. One is led by the teacher and the other by the PE coach (team teaching is advised so CPD can be carried out)
- Planning for PE will be completed using the PE Hub website, which gives teachers learning objectives, skills and activities to plan and deliver.
- Intra- school competition carried out for one of your units at the start and end of a unit.
- Each PE unit will have a sequence of 6 lessons which are sequenced according to the needs of the children. Each lesson will look at what was learnt from previous lesson, teaching of new skills/games (use videos to assist children) as well as an opportunity for questions to be asked of children about the lesson.
- The lessons are planned with clear objectives and skills which the children will be exposed to throughout the lesson. There should be clear progression throughout the unit.
- Lessons to be delivered in these formats:
- Start with consolidation of prior learning.
- Lessons are modelled by teacher/PE coach using visual aids
- Teacher/PE Coach will ask questions at certain points to assess learning.
- Lessons will end with a review of the learning.
- Lessons can be taught by going: Straight into a game, then skill work, then back to the game
or skill work, then into a game (adapt as you see fit using your teacher knowledge and PE Hub lesson plan)
- Provide qualified and competent staff, highly skilled in assessing and improving children’s practical skills
- Put in place a sustainable programme of extra-curricular (after-school) opportunities covering a broad range of activities
- Actively teach how our School Values can be applied in each lesson or activity
- Train Play Leaders and Play Workers to teach and inspire children to be active during play and lunchtimes, creating an engaging environment
- Provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in competitive activities, through intra- and inter-school competitions and events