Physical Education Curriculum Narrative

Intent

At Flourish Federation, we aim to provide a Physical Education (PE) curriculum that inspires children to participate in a range of sports activities along with understanding the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Our pupils are taught about the importance of PE to support their social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. We intend to offer a high quality PE curriculum that promotes all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. PE lessons aim to be fun and engaging which provide children with challenges to learn and develop skills along with being accessible to all children. PE provides our children with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to perform with increasing confidence. Through PE children learn how to cooperate, work as a team, understand rules and fairness along with developing a positive sporting attitude and respect.

The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Implementation

Our PE curriculum provides our pupils with the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and activities to support children to develop confidence and recognise their own and others’ strengths and areas for development. PE is taught for a minimum of 2 hours per week. Our pupils have PE lessons taught by their class teachers, as well as a qualified sports coach. Our Federation is also part of the West Norwich and Dereham Sports Partnership which provides children in all year groups the opportunity to participate in a range of sports competitions and try a new sports activity in a fun environment. They also provide continuous professional development for all teachers, and others, who teach PE to ensure our teaching of PE is of the best quality. The curriculum is further enhanced by incorporating moments within lessons whereby the children can be active.

Children are taught a range of different sports and activities in their weekly PE lessons. This eases tension, stress and anxiety which in turn supports the children’s concentration within class. PE lessons show progression, both within the academic year and throughout the following years to develop the skills the children are learning.

We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further.

Impact

The impact of our PE curriculum is to motivate children to use the skills and knowledge learnt in PE to lead happy and healthy lifestyles. Through providing high quality PE experiences for our pupils, children are inspired to become physically confident along with inspiring them to try new activities. Through having opportunities to compete in a range of sporting activities children develop their self-confidence along with embedding values such as fairness, respect, perseverance, compassion and teamwork.

Pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes taught to them by the end of each key stage. The PE curriculum is reviewed on a termly basis by the subject leader.