P.E. at Sandiway Primary School
Together, we take our children on an engaging, exciting and empowering journey through an inclusive and creative curriculum.
The PE subject leader is Mrs Kathryn Harvey
At Sandiway Primary School we aim to:
Engage: Provide opportunity for pupils to explore their own physical ability and that of others as a means to inspire and motivate them to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
Excite: To develop pupils’ interest and enjoyment of PE, helping to instil a positive attitude towards physical activity and competitive sport.
Empower: To ensure pupils experience a progressive curriculum that enables them to develop competence in a variety of skills, techniques and physically demanding activities, and to lead healthy active lives.
P.E.is taught using the National Curriculum objectives as a starting point and the Youth Sport Trust scheme, Complete P.E. Termly questions are set for the children to explore, giving them opportunity to reflect on their learning.
The Whole Child
Our P.E. curriculum is progressive in both skills and specific aspects of P.E. and sport. The elements of P.E. built upon are: gymnastics, dance, multi-skills, invasion games, net games, striking and fielding games and outdoor adventurous activities. The skills and techniques in P.E. that are built upon are running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination, simple movement patterns, competitive games, modified as appropriate, applying basic principles for attacking and defending, developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children are given opportunity to explore, experiment and practise these skills and elements of P.E.
Throughout their PE pathway, the ‘whole child’ is considered. We help develop not just the physical, but also the cognitive, social and emotional learning.
In Key Stage 1, children develop fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance and coordination.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and how to recognise and evaluate their own success.
In addition to this, children in KS2 receive swimming lessons taught by qualified swimming teachers.
Extra Curricular Activities
An ever-increasing range of physical activities are available to all children as they progress through school, from traditional sports such as football and netball to dodgeball; from street dance to judo and from athletics to yoga.