Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of the curriculum at King’s Sutton Primary Academy. As well as providing high quality exercise, we believe PE boosts confidence in children and breaks down barriers, creates long lasting memories, builds teamwork and helps to bring the children together which creates a real sense of community.
At King’s Sutton Primary Academy, we use a skills-based approach to teach PE. Mr Caldwell plans and delivers lessons using this approach to ensure that children leave the school ‘physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness’ (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England). This means that Mr Caldwell continually adapts lessons to match the needs of the children ensuring that each child has the opportunity to improve and clear progression can be seen across the school.
As well as supporting the skills, Mr Caldwell will develop the children’s knowledge and understanding across a range of sports to further enrich the PE curriculum. We also weave PE into all areas of the curriculum by including active learning whenever possible. This approach not only allows the core curriculum subjects such as maths and literacy to be taught in a fun and engaging way but increases physical activity in children.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Physical development which involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Pupils have the opportunity throughout their time in school, to experience a wide range of physical activities including:
Throughout the year, Year 5 children are chosen to attend ‘Young Sports Leader’ events at Chenderit School, where they learn the skills to set up and run their own sports activities. Young Sports Leaders have the opportunity to then set up and run their own sport activities for the rest of the school community during lunchtimes.
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