At Whoberley Hall, our overall aim is to provide our pupils with a high-quality physical education curriculum. The curriculum is designed to increase the activity levels of the whole school through the provision of a supportive environment, conducive to the promotion of physical activity. We also aim to improve the following criteria through physical education and school sport:
Increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity;
Raise the profile of PE and school sport across the school;
Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and school sport;
To offer a broader experience of a range of sport and activities for all pupils.
To increase participation in competitive sport.
Through high-quality teaching of our PE curriculum, the children will learn the following.
To become skilful and intelligent performers;
To acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
To learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking;
To set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members;
To understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success;
To respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments;
To take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance;
To make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives;
To develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.
To be able to swim 25 meters and have basic water skills by the time they leave for secondary school;
To have the opportunity to represent Whoberley Hall in a competitive sport fixture.
The teaching of these skills will be taught progressively from reception to Year 6 with each skill getting more difficult over time. The teaching of PE in each year will build on the previously learned skills and will aim to develop these skills further.
Summary of the learning outcomes for each Key Stage (DfE, 2017)
Key stage 1
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.
Key stage 2
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.
Ultimately, we seek to give our pupils positive experiences around PE and sport to help them to lead a physically active, healthy lifestyle.