Our aim at Heather Garth is to broaden children’s experience 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. It aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences. Pupils are encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees/umpires/officials.
As a school we aim to ensure that our children:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Partake in competitive sports both in and out of school.
- Lead healthy, active lives.
- Are competent in the fundamental movement skills.
- Develop key skills such as teamwork, perseverance and resilience.
Pupils at Heather Garth participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities, taught by our in school Sports Co-Ordinator and Curriculum Leader of PE. Our carefully planned and progressive PE programme incorporates a variety of sports, such as games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Additional PE provision is also delivered by outside providers who teach Premier League Primary Stars Programme to Key Stage 2. This links PE with other core subjects such as Maths, English, Science and PHSE.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being. Each day the pupils take part in ‘The Daily Mile’, in order to sustain physical activity for a certain amount of time, this is proven to wake up the brain in order to prepare the children for their learning.
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. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives. 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.