At The Colleton, we recognise the importance that physical activity has across all areas of learning as well as for mental wellbeing and the role it has to play in promoting long-term healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide good quality PE lessons that are built on a sequence of skills. We strive to inspire the children through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible, allowing them to take risks whilst teaching them how to stay safe. This will enable every child to succeed, achieve their potential and to develop a love of sport that they will continue beyond their primary school years.
It is our aim that The Colleton children
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
- follow our school values when taking part in competitive sport
Children at The Colleton take part in two PE sessions each week, as well as a daily run around where they try to improve on their personal best and build up their stamina with the aim of being able to run a mile. The structure of our PE curriculum allows children to develop skills through the 5 areas of sport, gymnastics, athletics, games, dance and swimming, by building on previously acquired skills, knowledge and vocabulary. Within PE lessons, children will also have the opportunity to adopt different roles including performer, coach, umpire and leader. They will be able to celebrate, evaluate and improve on their personal and team successes and skills.
We believe that is it important to give children as many opportunities as possible to be physically active and to be moving in as many lessons across all areas of the curriculum. Through cross curricular activities such as Forest School and geography, the children will take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
Swimming is taught to all year groups in our school pool during the summer term, and Years 1 to 6 also swim at the beginning of the autumn term. During their time at The Colleton, our children start by developing their water confidence and build up to swimming competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of Year 6 using a range of strokes effectively. They are also taught about the importance of water safety and learn to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations in Older Team.
Our PE Golden Threads weave through all aspects of PE and physical development. These are to develop
- healthy participation and understand how taking part in sport and physical activity will help them physiologically, socially and mentally
- physical skills in agility, balance and coordination through a range of movements, both individually and with others
- tactics and strategies to decide how, when and where they should move eg. attacking and defending or applying strategies to solve a problem
- inclusivity by ensuring access to a range of sport for all, including during competitive games
By the time our children leave us in Year 6, they will have had the opportunity to take part in a range of different sports and activities in their PE lessons and are able to show their positive attitudes, perseverance and resilience. Progress in PE will be assessed through formative assessment by the teachers against the intended objectives for lessons to track progress, their progression of skills and ensure the highest possible outcomes for all children. Our children are able to demonstrate their improved physical skills which they can perform with increasing confidence, competence and physical awareness. They can explain why healthy participation is important for them and talk about the choices they make. Colleton children demonstrate and understand the importance of inclusivity and of our school values in all areas of sport and PE. They show good sportsmanship when selecting and employing tactics and strategies in a range of competitive sport opportunities both at intra and inter competitions, showing that they know how to work together and how to be an effective member of a team.