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Physical Education Intent Statement

At Therfield First School we deliver a fun, high-quality, physical education curriculum that develops pupils’ health, fitness and wellbeing. Through carefully planned lessons, pupils learn progressive core skills and are provided with a range of opportunities to put these into practice. All pupils participate in festivals and competitive tournaments. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understand fairness and equality.

 

Through active lunchtimes, children have the opportunities practise and improve physical skills taught in PE. The various pieces of apparatus encourage all children to improve their gross and fine motor skills in a fun and safe environment. The daily run helps pupils to secure a positive and healthy physical and mental outlook for the future

 

Older pupils have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in by becoming Play leaders. Children in Year 3 and 4 have to apply for the position stating what skills they have in order to lead and coach other children in a variety of activities.

 

The Physical Education Curriculum

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

 

Aims

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.

 

Key Areas within the Physical Education Curriculum:

· Dance

· Gymnastics

· Games

· Outdoor activities

· Athletics

 

Dance

The school uses a Rising stars’ programme to teach dance. The learning objectives in the lessons allows children to learn and build upon previously taught skills. Each lesson involves a warm up which goes over previously taught skills, the main lesson involves teaching of a new style of dance or new skills within dance and at the end of every lesson, the children have a chance to perform what they have learnt. Being able to evaluate, praise and give positive criticisms is an important part of the learning process

 

Gymnastics

The school uses a Rising star’s programme to teach Gymnastics. During the year, the children will learn the following skills of Gymnastics:

· Rolls

· Jumps

· Vaulting

· Handstands, cartwheels and round-offs

· Travelling and linking actions

· Shapes and balances

 

There is a focus on health and fitness as well as safety in all lessons. Children are taught at the beginning of each lesson how to set out and put away equipment safely. During lessons, the children are shown how to safely practice and perform gymnastic skills such as rolls, handstands etc. Experienced teachers demonstrate safely how to perform gymnastic skills and model the safe behaviour on and around at all times. At the end of each lesson, the children are able to perform their skills or gymnastic routine as well as self and peer evaluate other routines.

 

Games

The school uses a rising stars’ programme as well as the North Herts sports partnership to teach a variety of different games to the children. During the year, the children will learn the following skills in order to play the different ball games

· Striking and hitting a ball

· Throwing and catching a ball

· Travelling with a ball

· Passing a ball

· Possession

· Using space

· Attacking and defending

· Tactics and rules

They also learn how to compete and perform in small teams and then evaluate their performance in the lesson

 

Competitions

Norths Herts Sports Partnership organises a variety of different game competitions including Tag Rugby, hand ball, tri golf for Key Stage 1 and 2. This allows the children to play against other children and use their skills learn in a proper competition.

 

Outdoor and Adventurous activities

Key stage 2 pupils have the opportunity every two years to go to Kingswood where they are able to learn and participate in new outdoor activities. At Kingswood, the children are able to:

· Go on trails / orienteer

· Problem solve individually or as a group

· Prepare and organise equipment and resources

· Communicate

· Compete and perform

· Evaluate the performance

Key stage 2 are able to learn these skills by taking part in various activities such as zip lining, crate stacking, rock climbing, outdoor problem solving and blind obstacle courses.

 

During the alternative year, the children go to Grafhem Waters and take part in water activities where they are able to:

· Problem solve individually or as a group

· Prepare and organise equipment and resources

· Communicate

· Compete and perform

· Evaluate the performance

 

Every year, pupils across the whole school take part in class Orienteering workshops, using personalised maps and plans of the school site.

 

Athletics

The school uses a Rising stars’ programme to teach Athletics. During the year, the children will learn the following skills of Athletics

· Running

· Jumping

· Throwing

They also learn how to compete and perform in small teams and then evaluate their performance in the lesson

 

Clubs

Every half term, there are at least two sporting after school clubs open to all pupils to join. These clubs are subsidised by the school to ensure inclusivity.

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