Templefield Lower School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills.
We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team and understanding fairness to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at Templefield, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes
The PE curriculum is taught through the Get Set for PE scheme, which is in line with the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum. This is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge. Teachers are able to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of individuals, but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected and supports the needs of the children in our school. The subject leader has created progression documents from reception to the end of KS2. These progression documents have been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of key stage objectives in the National Curriculum.
Our long-term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high-quality PE and sports provision. The long-term plan begins by focusing on fundamental skills, moving onto skills and activities that can lead to different sports and further up school, we start making the links between sports.
Each class has access to 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons every week. These are taught by the class teachers who have received training and support. Children are given the opportunity to practice skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout and across the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more. Year 2 to Year 4 attend swimming lessons. This means that children have the best opportunity to meet the swimming requirements as they have the opportunity to build upon, practice and apply the skills required.
We offer a wide range of sporting breakfast and after school clubs available to children from Reception to Year 4. A range of inter and intra events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive and non-competitive sports. Year 4 children have the opportunity to take park in a residential trip where they take part in outdoor and adventurous activities. Sports Leaders support the planning and implementation of whole school sporting events and run sporting activities during lunchtimes.
Children at Templefield have a secure understanding of the benefits of leading healthy lifestyles. They progress well throughout each year group and meet the National Curriculum objectives. Templefield children are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events and even the least confident children are keen to 'have a go'. Children feel ‘nothing stops them doing sporting activities as much as they want to’.
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