At Moor Row Community Primary School we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education(PE). PE should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which also supports their health and fitness. Children should acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading healthy, active lives as well as the values of sportsmanship, fairness and respect through the sports and activities they undertake.
We intend to ensure that pupils:
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in PE, we use the IPEP programme. This is a whole school scheme of work which ensures progression from EYFS through to year 6.
We start in EYFS using the Early Years framework strand – Physical development. Lessons are planned so children learn to negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others, demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing and move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.
This is built on in Key Stage one where topics include balance and coordination, throwing and catching, team games, dance and gymnastics.
As the children progress into key stage two they build further on these skills developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, competitive games and swimming lessons.
PE is taught using half – termly topics in line with the National Curriculum. All the topics have cross curricular elements but all ensure the progression of skills of each child. We reinforce skills by building on prior knowledge and skills by revisiting topics and adding on new elements as the children progress.
Moor Row Community Primary School is part of the West Lakes PE cluster. This enables us to have links with local schools in the area and allows us to compete in multi school competitions and festivals. We believe that going out of school and taking part in these events is important for the children to learn key skills such as team work, cooperation and care and compassion for others. This link also allows for continual training of staff so all staff are equipped to teach high quality PE lessons.