Our PE Curriculum at Homerswood
The National Curriculum for Physical Education (2014) states:
A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that physical education is fundamental to children’s learning and well-being. We aim to ensure that the physical education curriculum is inspiring and accessible to all children. We endeavour to help all our pupils become confident within their physical ability and understand how physical activity can benefit not only their physical health, but also their mental well-being.
We aim to provide our pupils with a well-resources, safe environment where they can enjoy, explore and further expand their physical skills whilst feeling in control, and take risks to aid their learning. We also hope to develop the pupils sportsmanship and learn how to respect, be resilient and communicate feelings with others whilst working as part of a team within sport.
In line with our beliefs, we follow a scheme of work called ‘Get Set 4 PE’ (https://www.getset4pe.co.uk) to support our teaching, subject knowledge and assessment; allowing us to continually deliver high quality Physical Education. This scheme of work is in accordance with the current National Curriculum guidelines and is adapted to suit the individual needs of children. Each lesson plan has progressive activities with cross curricular links and the physical, social, emotional and thinking whole child objectives. The whole child outcomes demonstrate developing children’s confidence, competence, control, and character, as well as how to collaborate with others.
We are fortunate to have a school sports partnership with Monks Walk where young leaders from the school come in to teach our pupils a wide range of sports and activities. Through this partnership, our children are also regularly encouraged, and given the opportunity to take part in inter- school competitions, events and festivals within our local area. We also provide many after school, extra-curricular activities and clubs throughout the year.
The content and sequencing of the ‘Get Set 4 PE’ scheme of work ensures that children build upon prior learning, create connections and positively develop their knowledge and skills within a range of physical activities. This enables our pupils to make good progress as they move through the school from Early Years to Year 6. This progression of skills can be found below.
Useful Resources and Links
Get Set 4 PE Active Families - https://www.getset4pe.co.uk/ResourceBank/ResourceCategory/1002
Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ
PE with Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Go Noodle - Get Moving - https://www.youtube.com/c/GoNoodle/featured
BBC Bitesize PE KS1 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2hs34j
BBC Bitesize PE KS2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zj6pyrd