At Shawley Community Primary Academy, we strive to develop a positive lifelong relationship between learners and their physical health. PE intends to show progression and provide children with the necessary skills they can use in any sport or activity they choose to engage with.
Our intent for PE is to provide children with opportunities to judge their own skills, take ownership of their learning and challenge themselves. Through our Get Set 4 PE curriculum and our opportunities for pupils, we aim to develop resilience, a positive attitude to sport, confidence and independence that allow children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy. Children are encouraged to have a positive attitude toward their physical learning and become resilient when faced with a challenge as well as praise their accomplishments. We strive to build confidence in our learners that give them the knowledge and cultural capital to carry through their journey. We aim to provide teachers with the confidence to teach PE at a high quality. Not only do we want our children to be physically competent but we want them to be able to develop an understanding of the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy life whilst teaching children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
Examples of ways in which we will achieve this:
- Participating in sporting festivals and competitions.
- 2 hours of physical education per week.
- PE celebrations throughout the year (e.g. PE certificates in assemblies, Twitter and Facebook posts).
At Shawley, PE is taught twice a week. Some year groups have specialist Sports Coaches teaching outdoor PE as one of these lessons and some year groups have swimming for one of these lessons. At the start of each PE lesson teachers talk through the learning goals and recap skills from the previous lesson.
PE at Shawley enables pupils to also learn the progression of skills across the curriculum. This creates an experience where children feel confident to use the core skills in a range of activities in life and in sports. As a result, children feel confident in a range of physical skills which are required for a healthy body and healthy mind.
Children are exposed to a range of experiences in physical activity outside of the classroom, through the variety of clubs on offer from teachers and sports coaches; sports festivals; matches and tournaments; trips and visits. These opportunities create a positive, supportive and competitive atmosphere of Physical Education and Sport at our school, as all children are encouraged to strive and given opportunities in a range of ways.
The celebration of Physical Education at Shawley (through our displays, photos and rewards) also creates an inspiring environment, where children feel proud of themselves and each other for their achievements, whilst also raising the importance of PE at our schools.