At Sholing Junior School we want to inspire all children to have a passion for sport, fitness and healthy living, that will continue throughout their lives. By the time they leave us in year 6, we want all children to be physically literate and confident in a way which supports their long-term health allowing them to be physically active for sustained periods of time.
Following on from their Key Stage 1 physical education, the children will develop boarder range of skills that they will learn to use and apply in different ways and in different contexts. During lessons they will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with one another and will also learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
As of September 2019, we have taken on REAL PE and are becoming a Legacy School which allows us to teach high-quality and engaging, skill-based, inclusive and progressive PE lessons across the school, where children of all abilities are able to succeed. Alongside this, we provide competitive opportunities through inter-house and inter-school competitions. Using the REAL PE learning cogs, which link closely to our school Learning Behaviours and ethos, the children will develop skills which they will be able to use across school life and beyond when they leave us at the end of year 6.
National Curriculum Purpose of study
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.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
Up until the academic year 2019/2020, the Government is making available to all schools a sum of money annually to allow them to continue to develop sports provision within school and to help schools increase pupil participation in sporting activity. This money presently equates to £8000 per school per year plus an additional £5 per child. For our school this means approximately £9000 per year.
Our aims for the use of Sports Premium funding are :
· increase all children’s enjoyment of being physically active, regardless of sporting ability
· increase participation levels in PE with the aim of lifelong participation in physical activities and sports
· raise standards and achievement throughout the school.
With the above aims in mind our plans for the use of the Sports Premium include:
· raise the profile of PE and sport through celebrating and sharing pupils’ achievements on the newsletters, the website and through celebration assemblies,.
· developing the PE curriculum further to provide pupils with the confidence to try new activities as well as enhance their existing skills in a diverse range of physical activities and environments.
· responding to pupil and parent voice and offering a range of extra-curricular PE and physical activity clubs to increase the number of pupil participation
· providing opportunities to visit sporting events and to try sports activities that they may not otherwise experience
· increase the number of community clubs links
· increase opportunities children have to take part in Intra-school competitions through House Team competitions
· participate in local, city and county competitions and tournaments, giving the children the chance to compete at different levels as members of the local Sports Partnership
· increasing subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE and sporting activities through professional development of school staff
· ensuring pupils receive two hours or more of timetabled high quality PE each week.
· increasing physical activity during play and lunchtimes (even during wet weather) by training pupils as Play leaders, developing the role of the adult Play leader and teaching children about making healthy lifestyle choices.
· continuing to invest in equipment and apparatus to support children’s development and increase physical activity
· employment of a part/time specialist sports coach
· employment of a cluster secondary school PE teacher to advise on curriculum development
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
Number of pupils completing Levels 1 – 4 National Curriculum swimming – July 2019
Year Group 5