Physical Education comprises of Dance, Games and Gymnastics. Children are involved in the process of planning, performing and evaluating their performance. Health related exercise is also part of this curriculum. Children learn about the changes that occur to their bodies as they exercise and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. In Year 4 all children receive swimming tuition and again in Year 6 if they do not acheive the required standard. All pupils in Year 5 receive annual Bikeability.
The curriculum focusses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through appropriate challenge and support. Pupils develop a knowledge of these fundamental skills and are able to apply them into competitive situations as well as developing teamwork and collaboration.
PE at Weelsby supports pupils’ Oracy skills by providing them with effective language experiences through the promotion of specialist and technical vocabulary, questioning, feedback on performance, group work and other aspects of co-operative learning.
In Early Years, pupils develop their physical development skills through daily use of continuous provision in the outdoor area and through weekly PE sessions. Outdoors, pupils are encouraged to climb, balance and move in different ways whilst negotiating space. Pupils use a range of equipment (different sized balls, hoops and beanbags) to help them learn and consolidate new skills. Fine motor growth is an essential part of pupils’ physical development in early years. Pupils engage in daily focused fine motor sessions and activities to strengthen fine motor skills are incorporated into daily provision.
In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They have opportunities to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
In Key Stage 2, pupils 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. Through our curriculum, we encourage communication, collaboration and competition. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.