PE

Physical Education Policy / Vision Statement

All pupils leave school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Our Vision

At Riversides School we strongly believe that all children should have access to a thoroughly planned, progressive physical education programme, which places a real emphasis on developing a wide range of physical competences, while encouraging healthy competition and teamwork.

Throughout their time at Riversides School, our teachers strive to equip all children with the necessary skills, knowledge and range of physical experiences to motivate them to lead lifelong active, healthy lifestyles in which they continue their participation in physical activity and sport.

Curriculum

Our physical education curriculum is carefully planned to include a range of indoor and outdoor based lessons throughout the year and provides a varied and progressive learning programme. All children will receive at least two hours of engaging, high quality and enjoyable physical education lessons per week, as well as taking part in at least half an hour of physical activities per day. Appropriate provision is in place to support a range of learning needs and abilities and ensure positive outcomes for all children.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Pr 1

*Fitness/Activity Circuits

*Target Throwing

*Basketball

*Street Hockey

*Lacrosse

*Tag Rugby

*Dodgeball

*Table Tennis

*Handball *Netball *Athletics

*Badminton

*Rounders

*Short Tennis

*Kwik Cricket

Pr 2

*Fitness/Activity Circuits

*Target Throwing

*Basketball

*Street Hockey

*Lacrosse

*Tag Rugby

*Dodgeball

*Table Tennis

*Handball

*Netball

 

*Athletics

*Badminton

*Rounders

*Short Tennis

*Kwik Cricket

Pr 3

*Fitness/Activity Circuits

*Basketball

*Street Hockey

*Lacrosse

*Netball

*Football

*Tag Rugby

*Dodgeball

*Table Tennis

*Handball

*Badminton

*Athletics

*Baseball

*Short Tennis

*Athletics

*Cricket

*Tennis

Yr 7

*Fitness/Activity Circuits

*Basketball

*Street Hockey

*Lacrosse

*Netball

*Football

*Badminton

*Dodgeball

*Table Tennis

*Tag Rugby

*Handball

 

*Athletics

*Baseball

*Short Tennis

*Athletics

*Cricket

*Tennis

Yr 8

Yr 9

*Fitness/Activity Circuits

*Basketball

*Street Hockey

*Lacrosse

*Netball

*Football

*Badminton

*Dodgeball

*Table Tennis

*Tag Rugby

*Handball

 

*Athletics

*Baseball

*Short Tennis

*Athletics

*Cricket

*Tennis

Aims

Through PE, children will:

  • participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities;
  • develop and apply teamwork skills;
  • develop resilience, determination and drive to achieve their best;
  • compete in a range of competitive events;
  • organise and lead their own activities, events and games, where appropriate;
  • develop and model the skills of ‘good sportsmanship’, including respect for rules and the ability to win or lose gracefully.

Through PE, teachers will:

  • model a positive attitude to sports and physical activity;
  • encourage active participation and engagement in a range of physical activities;
  • seek and embrace opportunities for their own CPD;
  • plan and lead a range of regular sporting clubs or other physical activities;
  • seek and plan events where children can perform or compete;
  • celebrate children’s success and personal achievements in sports and physical activity.

We aim to give all children the opportunity to experience competitive sport by planning and participating in regular school-based events such as sports days and other local or regional events that may be appropriate and available.

Examples include:

  • Various School Sports Days
  • Summer Athletics Day
  • Matches against local schools

 

In addition to this, we will try to offer weekly sports clubs and activities where children can develop skills in sports or other physical activities in which they have a particular interest or expertise. Through these, additional opportunities for competition or performance may arise.

Examples include:

  • Football Club
  • Tag Rugby Club
  • Cricket Club
National Curriculum

 

Primary 1 (KS1)

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 should 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.

 

National Curriculum

 

 

 

 

Primary 2 / 3 (KS2)

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.

 

National Curriculum

 

 

 

 

Year 7/8/9 (KS3)

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

 

National Curriculum

 

 

 

Year 10/11 (KS4)

Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,[for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, dance]
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

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