Physical Education Intent
At Heathfields Infant and Wilnecote Junior (HIWJ) Academics, Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of our curriculum, which is inclusive and engages all pupils, in a supportive and challenging environment. We aspire for children to acquire, develop and refine their practical skills and techniques; to further their knowledge and understanding of PE concepts and principles and develop their overall competence, to enjoy, and excel in, a broad range of sports and physical activities, giving children a solid foundation to take on a range of sports throughout their lives.
We aim to deliver high-quality inspiring teaching and learning opportunities which enable all children to succeed; to enjoy their learning; to be resilient and consistently strive to give their best efforts at all times and achieve their potential and personal best.
Children participate in competitive sport and through this we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect, values we hope to embed for future life.
We understand the importance PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has on children’s general health, fitness and mental wellbeing. We provide opportunities for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time, and we teach children the importance of leading healthy, active lives and making informed and appropriate lifestyle choices.
Swimming is an important life skill, and we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.
- PE at HIWJ provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming
- Children participate in two PE lessons each week, covering two sporting activities every half-term. Throughout the year.
- The Long-Term PE Curriculum Overview sets out the PE Units/Activities, which are to be taught each half-term throughout the year, and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- The emphasis of our PE curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.
- We promote both participation and competition through P.E and sport, which will be differentiated accordingly. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons.
- We have a Sports House system and all children participate in Intra House Sports competitions.
- Children in KS1 and KS2 and SEND children also have opportunities to participate in the local School sports competitions
- Children participate in workshops/whole school events, sourced by School and delivered by Outside Providers, covering a variety of sports throughout the year, providing an opportunity to experience new activities, learn new skills, improve their fitness and to try something new.
- All children in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular sports activities throughout the year
- We offer a Residential OAA experience for children in Year 6 each year.
- We have an annual inclusive differentiated House Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all, which is competitive.
- Sporting achievement (in and out of school) will be celebrated in assembly and on social media.
At HIWJ, we ensure that our PE curriculum is inclusive and progressive and allows all children the opportunity to acquire and develop fundamental knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques and apply these to a wide variety of different sports and activities. PE lessons are fun, enjoyable, challenging and progressive and all children can achieve, to the best of their ability, in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom due to the children learning how to be determined, motivated and have perseverance within different sports. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise and activity for their physical and mental wellbeing. We aspire for all children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which hopefully becomes part of their future life outside of Primary School. Children have opportunities to participate in sport after school can also represent the school at sporting events from local to county level. IN PE, we also measure impact by:
- Regular learning walks
- Pupil questionnaires once per year
- PE Premium spend analysis
- Analysis of participation at after school clubs and competitions
- Assessment data
- Photo records of children’s practical work
The consistent delivery of high-quality PE lessons which are exciting, challenging and enjoyable and provide many varied learning opportunities
- Develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a broad range of sporting activities.
- Engage in moderate to intense physical activity over sustained periods of time.
- Participate in competitive sports and activities.
- Lead healthy and active lives, picking up positive habits for their future lives.
- To compete in games and activities in a collaborative team.
- To promote safe practise in all sports and activities.
- To use sport to build pupils self-confidence and self-esteem, which are transferable throughout their education and a great life skill
- To use build sportsmanship
- To encourage involvement in extracurricular sporting activities and develop community and club links
- Increase participation in competitive sports both in and out of School
- To develop Staff competence and confidence in the delivery of high-quality PE lessons
Responsibility for PE at HIWJ
The Subject Leader, which is Mr Kinson, is responsible to the Head of School and will ensure that the following points associated with the role are considered and carried out where appropriate:
- Developing good classroom practice.
- Managing the budget (sports premium) based on the needs identified through the monitoring and evaluation of the subject and the whole school development plan.
- Reporting on the allocation of the sports premium and its impact on the school website.
- Auditing, ordering and reviewing efficiency of how equipment, learning resources and accommodation are managed to ensure pupils are well taught and protected.
- Accessing any funding available that may enhance the quality of PE within the school.
- Attending courses to further own professional development and providing information and support for colleagues.
- Monitoring classroom practice and planning, auditing needs for CPD to ensure high quality delivery and setting future targets.
- Make all resources available to all staff, including policy, schemes of work, assessment materials and resources to support learning.
- Carry out risk assessments in line with local authority procedures.
- Extending relationships and contacts beyond the school and in the local community.
- Keeping up to date with and implementing any National, Local Authority and School.
- Sport Partnership developments where appropriate.
The 2023/2024 planner is attached below, as well as the EYFS progression document which states how gross and fine motor skills are developed in the foundation stage.