At Twickenham Primary School, we commit to creating an inclusive, challenging and engaging PE curriculum and focus on promoting positive attitudes towards physical activity and physical health. Our curriculum aims to improve wellbeing and fitness, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes.
Our key aim is to educate our children about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to teach children skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim. We aim to teach our children how to be a responsible, fair, and inclusive team player, working with others and collaborating towards achievement.
In our delivery of PE, we use a national curriculum approved programme of study that ensures our teachers focus on both the fundamental skills associated with primary PE but also the core values of sport. Our lessons are progressive, meaning we plan to build on what pupils of all abilities already know, understand, and can do, and identifies what pupils need to do next in order to improve. This ensures high quality teaching and learning takes place in our PE lessons.
We understand the importance and need for children to build upon their prior learning and use a progression of skills-based assessment tool to sequence skills-based learning through the year groups, monitor progress and provide adequate challenge for children of all abilities.
P.E. lessons are taught as a separate subject in KS1/2 and through our Physical development provision in EYFS.
In EYFS whole class skills teaching is supplemented by a continuous provision of physical activity both indoors and outside.
From year 1 to year 6 children follow a rigid skills-based curriculum which exposes children to different individual and team sports and physical activity. The progression of the taught skills and knowledge are carefully planned and implemented with the aim of children being physically literate and confident to participate in social or competitive sport. On occasion, links are made to the topic-based curriculum.
From the very beginning of our PE curriculum, we will nurture their fundamental skills to allow them to remain engaged and continue enjoying sport into KS2 and eventually adult life.
Opportunities for children to partake in sporting activities is also evident through our extra-curricular programme which aims to give children access to a wide range of sports, taught by experienced teachers and external commercial professionals too.
As children move through their primary school journey, they will have equipped themselves with the fundamental skills, an appreciation of techniques linked to the range of sports we provide and an understanding of the rules to play both competitively in clubs or teams or recreationally with friends.
Following the recent Commonwealth games held in Birmingham, we aim to harness the interest and momentum generated amongst our pupils. We feel we have a vital role to play in ensuring that all pupils remain at the heart of a successful sporting legacy left with our local community.
Please note that all pupils must come to school dressed in their P.E. kits on the day that their class has P.E. which is: Monday: Year 1 & Year 4 Tuesday: Year 2 & Year 5 (Monday during swimming topic)
Wednesday: Year 3
Friday: Year 6
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