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Physical Education

At Broad Oak we strongly believe that physical development is essential to the development of the whole child. Through good physical education, whole school core values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.

We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences in lessons and in clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges, a foundation for a healthy life style, character building, self-confidence, self-esteem, team work, competition and a life- long love of physical activity at secondary school and beyond.

All our teaching and learning is underpinned by our core values, attitude, behaviour, courage, determination, enthusiasm, friendship and resilience.

Our Curriculum:

This year we have decided to embed a new and exciting P.E. Curriculum. This allows all children to develop sporting skills and go on to play and enjoy a wide range of sports. Within P.E. we will now follow the GetSet4PE scheme. This progressive scheme of work provides us with an overview of the physical, social, emotional and thinking whole child outcomes. 

The whole child outcomes demonstrate how the unit lends itself to developing children's confidence, competence, control, and character, as well as how they collaborate with others.

The scheme of work also include key skills, cross curricular links, the assessment criteria for that unit and any health and safety considerations.

Physical Education in EYFS [Changing AUG 2021]

EYFS-The Early Years outdoor area provides opportunities for the children to run, jump, cycle and build etc. These activities encourage not only co-operative and communication skills but assist with co-ordination skills and develop hand and arm muscles, a prerequisite for writing. Gross motor skills need to be developed before the fine motor skills.

Area's covered in P.E. within EYFS are; Introduction to P.E, Fundamentals, Dance, Gymnastics, Balls Skills and Games. 

Physical Education in KS1

In KSI, pupils will 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 will 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.

Area's covered in P.E. within KS1 are; Introduction to P.E, Fundamentals, Dance, Gymnastics, Balls Skills and Games.

Physical Education in KS2

In KS2, pupils will 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 will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will 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 and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • 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.

A programme of study for each year group can be found on the pages below. 

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