PE at Grenoside Community Primary School
Our P.E Curriculum
‘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 Grenoside we have developed our curriculum using the 3 I’s – Intent, Implementation and Impact. This is our vision for delivering a board and balanced curriculum.
Statement of intent
At Grenoside Community Primary, we encourage all children to develop their own physical literacy through structured Physical Education lessons. Children are able to access a full range of varying physical activities which allow them to develop the fundamental skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and coordination. The PE curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This is done through children using the 4 R’s of resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflection. The curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for children to live healthy and active lives. Learners study the full curriculum of games skills, dance, gymnastics, athletics, OAA and swimming. It is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout children’s time at Grenoside Community Primary School as well as build the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
All children have 2hrs of quality PE teaching each week. The subject is led by a PE trained specialist but all teaching staff deliver the curriculum set out. This support ensures all teachers have a good subject knowledge and opportunity to develop this internally through CPD opportunities. Learning resources clearly support the intent of a coherently planned curriculum which has been structured and planned to ensure all learners are able to access sufficient knowledge and skills to progress through the content of the curriculum. Learning spaces and curriculum design allow all children to access PE throughout the year. Teachers present subject matter clearly through demonstrations and check learners understanding systematically to provide instant direct feedback so misconceptions are corrected. Children are taught that skills can be transferable between different activities and link together seamlessly. Assessment is used well to ensure all learners embed the fundamental skills and progress on to deeper learning. This assessment is used to plan progressive lessons based on the current cohort that they are teaching.
Our children develop a detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum which develops their physical literacy and, as a result, achieve well. They are ready for the next stage of their education on to secondary school to further develop their physical abilities. Children reach measured points throughout KS 1 and KS 2 allowing them to see the next steps in their learning journey. Our children have a good understanding of the need to be physically active and leave having sampled a variety of differing activities which they may wish to pursue.