Physical Education at Red Hill
‘All pupils leave Red Hill physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and life- long participation in physical activity and sports’.
The new National curriculum for Physical Education states:
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.
Our subject leader for Physical Education is;-
Mr. L Kimberley
Our essential learning objectives for Physical Education at Red Hill Primary school are to enable children:
- To experience and enjoy a wide range of experiences within physical education and sport.
- To develop enthusiasm, positive attitudes and practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
We are still following our ‘Real PE’ scheme of work with the continuing aim of being able to ‘Give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.’
During our physical education lessons children will follow personal learning journeys based on a FUNdamental skills, and multi-ability approach to teaching and learning. This curriculum equips children with the essential abilities to maximize potential, and enjoy long-term participation in physical activity and sport. Teaching and learning focuses on three main building blocks for every sporting action, these are known as ‘FUNdamental’ skills: Agility, Balance and Coordination.
The curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration and self-challenge, through six themed units per year, known as ‘multi-abilities’ which include: personal skills, social skills, cognitive skills, creative skills, physical skills and health related fitness.
- Year 3 will continue to have swimming lessons for 10 weeks in the spring term.
- These will focus on teaching children to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
PE Sports Premium:
Thanks to PE Sports Premium funding we are able to offer a large number and wide variety of after school clubs across both key stages. Outside providers run some of these clubs, Red Hill staff others. We have used some of our Sports Premium money to invest in specialist coaches that work across year group. These sessions are designed to boost the children’s confidence and enjoyment of PE, and work alongside the teachers in order to upskill their knowledge and give them further ideas of activities they can continue to use.
There is a termly timetable and newsletter detailing what is on offer to the children.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1, children explore the multi-abilities and FUNdamental skills through songs, stories and personal best challenges. Children begin to develop the notion of moving progressively through challenges until they reach the point of ‘failure’, then working collaboratively they ‘practice perfect’ until they can achieve consistent success
Year 3 and 4
During Year 3 and 4, we begin to look at how FUNdamental skills can be combined, and their context in sporting activities. Children experiment with the ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of combined skills, collaboratively and creatively exploring the most effective ways of practicing and performing more complex sporting actions.
Year 5 and 6
Throughout Year 5 and 6, children consolidate and further develop their FUNdamental skills through a range of competitive activities, ranging from outdoor and adventurous team building challenges, to more traditional games such as tag rugby, high 5 netball, gymnastics and athletics.
Children will begin to explore strategies, tactics and techniques, and to develop the skills needed to decide when and where to apply them. They experience different roles in sport including coach, performer, official and team manager; developing a deeper understanding of rules and ethics.