Physical Education

Rationale: Physical Education at St.Helen’s

In order for all children to achieve their full potential and to aim for our school vision of ‘Excellence, Enjoyment and Achievement’ - Flying high- Soar like Eagles, we have developed a PE scheme of work which enables children to develop their core Physical Education skills, and enables them to participate in structured competitive activities at differing levels:

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 some of our school values such as: Friendship, Perseverance, Truthfulness, and Respect

Quality First Wave Teaching: Intent of the PE curriculum

All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum as part of QFWT (Quality First wave Teaching) this is about what should be on offer for all children: the effective inclusion of all pupils in high-quality everyday personalised teaching. Such teaching will, for example, be based on clear objectives that are shared with the children and returned to at the end of the lesson; carefully explained new PE vocabulary; use of lively, interactive teaching styles and also make maximum use of visual and kinaesthetic as well as auditory/verbal learning. The objectives that are used are taken from the school’s skills and progression grid (see example below) which is taken explicitly from the National Curriculum for PE.