PE Curriculum Statement
Our aim at Heather Garth is to broaden children’s experiences in sport, enabling them to achieve personal successes and have the confidence to partake in a wide range of sports. The curriculum is designed to be enjoyable, but at the same time develop and stimulate the pupils; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. We want our children to be inspired by sport and physical activity, therefore having the understanding, confidence and ability to apply this to their own physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Pupils at Heather Garth participate in a minimum of 2-hour weekly PE and sporting activities lessons, taught by our in-school Sports Co-Ordinator and Curriculum Lead. Our carefully planned and progressive PE programme incorporates a variety of sports, such as games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor adventurous activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in structured, adult led extra-curricular activities after-school, as well as structured sporting adult led break times. Upper Key-Stage 2 have the opportunity to be involved in additional competitive sporting events, such as football.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Heather Garth, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and discipline PE promotes. We want our children to see the positive impact of having a healthy lifestyle, and how they can use this knowledge and understanding to lead a healthy lifestyle at home. Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptations to their teaching and planning.
The PE curriculum is assessed, tracked and monitored by the subject leader to ensure we are aware of which pupils are achieving the expected outcomes in each year group.
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