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Physical Education

Research shows that children who are competent in Fundamental Movement Skills are more likely to enjoy sports and activities and to develop a lifelong commitment to physical activity. Research also suggests that children who do not master Fundamental Movement Skills are more likely to drop out of physical activity in life.

Get Skilled, Get Active, 2000


What are Fundamental Movement Skills?


When teaching a child, we break down simple skills into key components to help the child learn and understand. In teaching a child to read, we teach them about letters and the sounds they make, and how to combine them to make words and sentences so that they are comfortable with language and can grow into advanced readers. In teaching movement we want to do the exact same thing!


Physical literacy is the ability for an individual to move competently and confidently in all types of environments -- it is the literacy of movement. The key components of physical literacy, the letters and words, if you will, are the fundamental movement skills! These include: throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination.  Fundamental movement skills are very important in the physical development of a child. When a child is confident and competent with these skills, they can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills that allow them to enjoy sport and physical activity.


Physical Education is about providing high-quality opportunities for students to develop a broad range of physical activities and inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Children learn how to take risks, become resourceful, respectful, fair and capable citizens. A central focus is to help all children become physically literate by developing their Fundamental Movement Skills. The Physical Education program is a vehicle to develop a range of personal, social, physical, cognitive and creative abilities that transfer outside the sporting environment. High quality physical education makes an essential contribution to the leadership, culture, role-models and values of the nation.

 

  • Through our delivery of the Physical Education curriculum we aim to ensure that all children:
  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities  
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time  
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities  
  • Lead healthy, active lives 

 

We use the scheme of work which has been designed by Create Development real PE real learning real evidence. Below is an outline of the program which shows the skills children will be learning each term. Year 3 and 4 participate in weekly swimming lessons.


Physical Education Long Term Plan

 

Key Stage 1

 

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Coordination
Floor Movement Patterns
Static Balance
Personal Skills
Dance
Cognitive Skills and Balance
Dynamic balance
Static balance
Ball Skills
Coordination
Counter balance
Creative skills
Invasion games
Year 2 Agility and balance
Dynamic balance
Static balance
Social Skills
Cognitive Skills and Balance
Dynamic balance
Static balance
Gymnastics
Ball Skills
Coordination
Counter balance
Creative skills
Invasion games

 

Lower Key Stage 2

 

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year 3 Coordination
Floor Movement Patterns
Foot patterns
Personal Skills
Ball Skills
Coordination
Invasion games
Cognitive Skills
Gymnastics
Health and Fitness
Agility
Ball Chasing
Invasion games
Athletics
Year 4 Dynamic Balance and Agility / Learning to compete
Static balance
Dynamic balance
Social Skills
Netball
Balance and coordination
Gymnastics
Static Balance: small base
Balance transfer competition
Health and Fitness
Agility
Ball chasing
Keep away games
Athletics

 

Upper Key Stage 2

 

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year 5 Ball Skills
Mixed Netball
Invasion Games
Personal Skils
Balance and Coordination
Gymnastic
Static Balance: small base
Balance transfer
Dynamic balances
Dance
Floor movement patterns
Balance and coordination
Social skills
Year 6 Tag Rugby
Floor movement patterns
Personal skills
Athletics
Health and Fitness
Track events
Field events
Ball Skills
Football
Invasion Games
Social Skills

 

You can find out more about the Physical Education program we use by visiting the Create Development realPE website.

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