Physical Education

Physical Education Curriculum Intent Statement

PE at Raddlebarn Primary School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. PE at Raddlebarn is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

‘Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it’ Michael Jordan

Children enjoy 2 hours of Physical Education (P.E.) each week. From getting to know how their body moves and learning how to balance in EYFS to umpiring and overseeing matches in Year 6, children have the opportunity to develop their skills and apply them to a range of different activities. Through the curriculum, children are taught dance, gymnastic and a range of games, each year building on what they have previously been taught and developing their skills. We support children of all abilities to achieve their best and focus on how they can improve to be the best that they can be.

Our Physical Education Curriculum encourages all children to participate, succeed and excel, in competitive and non-competitive sport and physical activities. Through the Physical Education curriculum we ensure that children are able to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching and use these skills within a range of games and sports, both in isolation and combination. Children will also develop balance, agility, co-ordination, flexibility, strength and technique through dance and gymnastics and put these newly acquired skills into practice through a variety of routines and sequences. In key stage 2, children will receive swimming instruction in order to learn to swim a distance of at least 25 metres using a variety of different strokes and perform safe self-rescue.

Physical Education at Raddlebarn provides our children with opportunities to become active in ways which promote leading a healthy, active, lifestyle that lasts beyond their school years. By providing opportunities to compete in sport and physical activities our children build character and develop personal traits such as resilience and fairness.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, including a range of sports and everyday activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and activities in and out of school
• lead healthy, active lives which continue into adulthood.

Alongside lessons, children also have the opportunity to be taught by professionals; currently we have links with local theatres who deliver dance lessons to the children.