At Waddesdon Village Primary School we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect (Osfted, 2014).
P.E. is taught in all year groups, with each child in the school receiving at least 2 hours per week of school sport. Due to the COVID 19 policy, all pupils must wear their PE kit to school on their PE day. PE kits are not required for after school clubs, just a change of appropriate footwear.
Two hours of PE is taught throughout the school week. Additionally the children have access to physical development resources as part of their continuous development.
Year 1 and 2
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
-Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
-Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
-Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Year 3 - 6
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
-Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
-Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
-Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
-Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
-Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
In Years 2, 3 and 4 our pupils are provided with the opportunity to go swimming. This being said, pupils will not be attending swimming lessons at the present time because of COVID 19.