At Grange Junior School Physical Education lessons develop a child’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventure activities. We aim, in PE to promote an understanding in children of their bodies
in action. It also involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. This enables children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives. Our curriculum enables children to experience, develop in, and enjoy a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferable life skills such as fairness, respect and sportsmanship.
Our PE curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Progression of Skills documents allow teachers to build on the skills needed to meet the end of KS objectives in Year 6. Our long term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high quality PE and sports provision. The long term plan begins by focussing on the fundamental skills (ABC) and then moving onto skills and activities that can lead to different sports. As the pupils progress further up school, we start making the links between sports and the specific rules, especially as in Year 5/6 children may represent the school in representative teams. Children are given plenty of opportunities to build upon prior knowledge and are given plenty of opportunities to take part in competitive sports throughout the year, as well as applying skills learnt in their own child-led learning. Teachers are encouraged to use a wide variety of resources and schemes of work to plan lessons, along with the PE Progression of Skills, when planning their lessons. Provision is enhanced through the use of the Sports Premium Funding and our strong links with Premier Sports.
Each class has access to 1.5 hours of high quality PE lessons every week. These are either taught by the class teacher/lead PE teacher in each year group, or by dedicated sports coaches. Children are given the opportunity to practise skills and a sport in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills and sports are recapped throughout the year and across the year groups, each time allowing previous learning to be built upon. Year 3 receive weekly swimming lessons. These lessons run through most of the whole year. This means that children have the best opportunity to meet the swimming requirements as they have the whole year to learn, practise and apply the skills needed.
We offer a wide range of sporting after school clubs run by an outside agency called Premier Sports. These clubs provide children with access to a wide range of sporting activities. The clubs are changed once term and cater to a range of abilities. Clubs run three times a week. A range of inter and intra events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive sports.
The impact of our Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport curriculum will be measured in the children’s levels of health and well-being. Through our pupil voice we will demonstrate children who have developed physically and are able to discuss Physical Education using appropriate vocabulary. We will see children who are active for longer parts of their day and then want to continue this into later life. Our outcomes will see children taking greater responsibility for their learning in P.E and achieving, more children joining extra-curricular clubs and a higher proportion of children will represent our school in Inter-school competitions showing good sportsmanship.
School Sports Premium Funding
The Government is providing each primary school throughout England with additional funding which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At Grange Junior School we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils. Please visit the school website to find out more about what we have been doing with the Sports Premium Funding.