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Physical Education

Vision: Our high quality curriculum for Physical Education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.  It encourages pupils to lead healthy, active lives.  It provides opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.   

Intent: PE is taught predominantly through standalone sessions.  There is a comprehensive programme of curricular and extra-curricular physical education and sports activities.   

We recognise the importance of physical education in the early years as a prime area of learning.  Children in the early years are given opportunities to develop their physical skills through a range of adult led, continuous provision and specific physical development lessons.  All pupils from Reception onwards are allocated 2 hours for physical education each week.  There should be minimum time taken for changing and there is an expectation that the majority of time is for activity.   

The four aims of the National Curriculum and the programmes of study are delivered through dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and swimming. 

Dance is delivered using Dance Notes/Mad Musik. 

Gymnastics medium term plans are taken from the Devon PEDPASS Schemes of Work (Devon Physical Education: Daily Physical Activity and School Sport) 

Swimming is provided for all children in years 3 and 4.  Each year group swims at Wolgarston High School for a term. 

Games Staffordshire plans. 

Athletics is taught using the Somerset Activity Sports Partnership Schemes of Work. 

Lessons are differentiated by modifying the activities, the outcomes or the resources and plans are sometimes adapted.  The expectations at each year group are made visible to the pupils through I can statements.  A range of extra-curricular PE activities, inter-school competitions and festivals are available for pupils to participate in.