At Harry Gosling Primary School we believe that all children are entitled to a broad and inclusive curriculum that includes the delivery of Physical Education lessons to all children. As a healthy school, we are committed to encouraging everyone to be more physically active. We understand the role that Physical Education plays in the development of the whole child. We encourage adults within the school to lead healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.
How PE is taught:
We teach PE to all children, whatever their ability or individual needs. PE forms part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. Through our PE teaching, we provide learning opportunities that enable all pupils to make good progress. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those with special gifts and talents, and those learning English as an additional language, and we take all reasonable steps to achieve this.
The physical development of our children in the EYFS is integral to their work. We encourage the children to develop confidence, control of the way they move, and care in the handling of tools and equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.
In Key Stage 1, Children develop skills that are transferable across a range of sports and activities. These include running, jumping, throwing and catching. Our children work on similar skills over the years to become more physically competent and confident. PE lessons allow children to exercise their agility, balance and coordination. In Key Stage one, PE is focused on mastering basic skills.
In Key Stage 2, as the children move up through the school, they begin to master their skills and apply them in increasingly competitive contexts. Children develop tactical thinking and work on ways to apply their skills in game or performance contexts. In addition to agility, balance and coordination, children gain better strength, technique, control and flexibility.
Knowledge and Skills Progressions:
Please click on the links below to see the specific skills and knowledge that are covered in each year group.
Please click here to see the impact of our PE sports funding from 2022-23.