At Keighley St. Andrew's, we whole-heartedly believe that physical education and physical activity play a crucial role within each child’s education and development: it can undoubtedly change a young person’s life for the better. PE promotes the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being, ultimately developing well-balanced children ready for the 21st century.
The PE curriculum at Keighley St. Andrew's aims to ensure that all pupils:
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lives
Teaching and Learning Overview
Children are taught in accordance with the National Curriculum for PE. At Keighley St. Andrew's we deliver a sequenced, structured, broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that teaching and learning builds progressively throughout the school year and across each year group. Through the PE curriculum, pupils will develop their knowledge and skills through the following domains of knowledge:
Athletics (running, jumping, throwing, catching)
Dance and movement (movement, sequences, communicating ideas, rhythm, performance)
Gymnastics (balance, shape, travelling, sequences, flexibility, strength, control)
Team Games (competitive games, attacking and defending, passing, fielding, dribbling)
Outdoor Adventurous Activities (orientation, problem solving, navigation, teamwork)
Swimming (water safety, different strokes, confidence)
They will also develop knowledge, skills and confidence in:
Leadership (communication, tactics, refereeing, explaining rules, coaching)
Evaluation (reflecting, analysing, improving, communicating)
Responsibility (being fit and active, leading a healthy lifestyle)
Effective delivery of the National Curriculum Expectations will ensure that children develop into ‘thinking’ physical beings and ‘doing’ physical beings which impact on the behavioural change to equip them for lifelong participation.
Physical Education is taught in a whole-class setting by the class teacher or sports coach. Teachers plan their lessons using the PE PRO scheme of work.
The lessons are designed to motivate, engage and inspire children from the first moment, helping to grow each child’s love of PE and sport. Pupils with SEND have access to the curriculum through variation of space, task, equipment and people (group size). This ensures that all children have the opportunity to succeed wherever their starting point. Each class has 2 PE lessons per week. They will complete 2 units of work every half term: 12 over the school year.
Pupil Learning & Progression
By the end of EYFS, pupils will:
Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing
Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others
Confidently and safely use a range of large & small apparatus
Talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing
Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing
By the end of Key Stage 1, pupils will:
master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
develop balance, agility and co-ordination
apply these movements to a range of activities
participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
be able to perform dances using simple movement patterns
By the end of Key Stage 2: pupils will:
use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
be able to play competitive games such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics
take part in outdoor adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
be able to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.