At Naphill and Walters Ash our intent for all aspects of Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. We want all our children to experience a wide variety of sports and activities which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in all that they do. We also intend to recognise that talents of those children who participate in sports and activities outside of school and celebrate their achievements too.
PE is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches. The children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and sporting events held here at our school and at other schools.
At Naphill and Walters Ash the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of physical and sporting experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. We aim to encourage those with particular strengths to attend clubs both in and out of school. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills which lead onto playing more formal sports; all our lessons focus on agility, balance, coordination, fitness as well as our 5Rs. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. Our children will swim in LKS2 where we aim to get most to achieve the NC requirements. When needed extra swimming will take place in UKS2.
- The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
- The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance.
- To develop high levels of physical fitness and engage with physical activity for an increasing period of time.
- To understand what a healthy lifestyle is and how to maintain one (this is often linked to Science and PSHE) by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly and in a way that increases the heart rate..
- To use their 5Rs whether it be for their own performance or when working with others.
- To be imaginative and creative in their lessons.
- To be able to think for themselves and share their thoughts in a way that is supportive and encouraging.
- The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.