Physical Education Curriculum Intents
At St Michael’s, we understand the importance of providing an inclusive curriculum that provide all children with the opportunity to learn, develop and succeed. As a result, we offer a PE rich environment that embodies this through a range of sporting and physical opportunities, linked to the National Curriculum and the 5 Key indicators.
The focus of the subject is to build well-rounded students, who have a lifelong enthusiasm for sport and a desire to lead a healthy, active life. As well as having the skills and knowledge needed to thrive at sport in secondary school and beyond. As a result, our PE culture focuses on not just developing student’s physical skills but also their thinking skills, emotional skills and social skills.
- Firstly, our inclusive and adaptable curriculum provides all children with the opportunities to develop the knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to participate, progress and succeed within a broad range of physical activities and sports.
- Next, all children are provided with the experience to apply their skills to a wide range of sport. This gives children to opportunity to play and build an enthusiasm with sport they may have never played before. During this step, children are able to make the link between the skills that have learnt and the sport they are playing. They become independent in their application and aware of how to adapt their skills to suit the sport.
- Finally, we aim for all children to have an opportunity to experience competitive play and events (against themselves and others). This helps to develop the children’s tactical awareness and good sportsmanship, including the respect for rules and the ability to use their emotional skills to win or lose gracefully.
Subject Implementation - Long term progression map
Our curriculum is laid out to review and develop our students skills throughout the year and across their time at St Michael’s. The lessons are taught by experienced teachers and they are majority planned using the GetSet4PE scheme. We decided to use this scheme over others as it encompasses our PE values. However, we pride our curriculum in being adaptable and progressive to suit the needs and development of our students. As a result, teachers use the scheme as an aid, not a solution. By using the understanding of their class and students, our teachers adapt the scheme to suit the needs of their class.
GetSet4PE has some great free resources to get children more active at home. Click on the link to find out more.
** Please note that Yoga is taught soley as a sport to 'develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance' (National Curriculum:Physical Education). As a Christian School, we ensure that there are not religious connotations or religous practice within the lessons