Intent: Physical Education (PE) should be experienced in a safe and supportive environment to ensure optimum physical and emotional development and good health in our pupils. At Datchet St Mary's we offer children the opportunity to experience high quality Physical Education, Physical activity and School Sport that will inspire them to participate in physical activity for the rest of their lives and shape them into healthy, social and active young people. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities to inspire all children to experience success in physical education and in developing life skills such as swimming. We teach children how to successfully work with others as part of an effective team and to understand fairness and equality of play. These life-long values are ones that can transfer across the whole curriculum. Our intention is to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Datchet St Mary's, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through developing a range of cognitive and social skills and embedding the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- Leaders and subject leaders drive the development of PE throughout the whole school. Well planned sequenced lessons are used to provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor adventurous activity.
- The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. These units build on prior knowledge and skills taught to ensure progression is evident across each year group. Effective teaching ensures regular assessments and various forms of feedback to check understanding, provide further challenge or address misconceptions. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in a varied range of extra-curricular activities as well as keeping active at lunch and playtimes by working with the sports leaders.
- Children in Year 5 swim once a week in the Summer term to work towards the target of swimming 25 metres by the end of KS2.
Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progress.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Monitored by subject leaders following the timetable throughout the year in many forms. Including pupil conferencing to discuss their learning and understanding, lesson observations, working with and reporting to governors.
- Teachers completing foundation trackers at the end of every long term, this data is collated, analysed by the subject leader reporting to governors and the SLT.
- Teachers assessing the learning of each term against the planned skills and outcomes specific to PE topics.
Through these methods support can be provided in the form of mentoring and CPD.