Our high-quality and carefully planned physical education curriculum enables all pupils to participate in, enjoy and succeed in sport. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities enable pupils to acquire a range of physical skills, and also build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At Carlton, we believe that Physical Education (PE) is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We aim to provide many sporting opportunities to ensure that all children can thrive in PE. We intend to encourage long-life participation by exposing children to high quality PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and a range of enrichment experiences. We will do this through adhering to the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education to ensure that all children:
- 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
It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect.
- The PE curriculum is taught through the use of PE Pro, which is in-line with the National Curriculum, and is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers are able to adjust and adapt lessons to suit the needs of their classes but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected in each year group. Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed them.
- The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Pupils participate in high quality weekly lessons. In addition, they are encouraged to participate in the range of extra-curricular activities on offer, either at lunchtime or after school.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area. These events are on offer for all children across KS1 and KS2.
- Each year a group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunchtime clubs, our annual sports and any other sporting activities.
- Children in Year 3 and 4 receive weekly swimming lessons with the aim that all children are able to swim unassisted for 25m by the time they leave Year 4. These lessons run throughout the year but alternate between class and year groups. Any children who are still unable to swim unassisted, have the opportunity to attend later in the summer term.
Our PE curriculum will equip children with the vital knowledge, skills and attitudes towards PE and sport that are necessary to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Children will develop a love of PE and will enjoy participating. Children will experience a range of sports and activities, helping all children find a sport that they can flourish in. They will develop resilience and confidence and a variety of social skills that they can apply to all areas of their lives.
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