The foundations of our curriculum begins in our EYFS where children have free flow access to the outdoor area where they can experiment and challenge themselves with numerous gross and fine motor activities. Through play and support, children start to develop:
- The understanding that their bodies can produce different movements and they can have an affect on objects, developing the skill and acquisition to affect them in different ways.
- Confidence in their own bodies by making managed risks.
- Precision and control
Progression is tailored to each child’s needs and current level of development as they are supported by their key workers who play and work alongside the children to model skills and provide security when trying new skills.
In our EYFS children also learn about the affect physical activity has on their bodies and the importance of healthy food choices. Woven through the entire curriculum is the development to play/ work cooperatively with others.
Our long-term plan sets out the P.E units which are to be taught throughout the year, showing how the skills and knowledge gained through our EYFS are developed and applied to specific sports and skills. Pupils from Years 1-6 access two P.E sessions per week covering 1 sport discipline every half term. Sessions are delivered by class teachers and sports coaches, where we utilise the talents of our staff to provide the very best for our children. Our sports coaches not only provide fantastic sessions for the children, but also provide fantastic CPD opportunities for our teachers to develop their own practice. We deliver the Balanceability programme to our Early Years pupils, progressing onto Bikeability in Key Stage 2. Pupils in Years 3 and 4 all access a series of intensive swimming lessons each year.
We provide opportunities for children to stay healthy and develop skills in their chosen area of interest by running clubs everyday after school and during lunchtimes for those children who are unable to stay after school. We provide lots of opportunities for children to experience sport in a competitive nature by entering local sports competitions and holding inter house tournaments for those children who again are unable to attend after school, for which we ask our junior sports leadership team to help organise.