Physical Education Subject Leader: Miss G Dinan
The National Curriculum says: 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.
At Sutton-at-Hone Primary School we believe that Physical Education (PE) is essential to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. We give the pupils the opportunity to be physically active for sustained periods of time. Engagement in competitive sports and activities allows our pupils the chance to develop the skills they have learnt. Through PE pupils are made aware of the importance of leading healthy, active lives.
The intent of Sutton-at-Hone Primary’s Physical Education curriculum is to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Physical Education will 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 will be offered to all children in order to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.
By following the Complete PE scheme, each child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by class teachers specialist coaches or during PE lessons. Children in all year groups attend swimming lessons where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes. In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting and active clubs. at both KS1 and KS2 but is embedded further throughout the school day, utilising the children’s language development and allowing for further opportunities to develop language skills across the whole curriculum.
We teach lessons so that children:
- Have fun and experience success in sport
- Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development
- Secure and build on a range of skills
- Develop good sporting attitudes
- Understand basic rules
- Experience positive competition
- Learn in a safe environment
All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child will access all of the key areas of the subject on offer at our school. Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age-appropriate level. As well as our regular PE lessons, we hold daily opportunities for physical activity such as The Daily Mile and playground games at lunchtimes. The children have the opportunity to take part in competitions throughout the school year against other local schools.
Physical Education Progression
PE lessons are adapted for SEND and more able pupils are challenged and given opportunities to lead and demonstrate.
Physical Education Extra Resources
How you can help at home:
- Take part in a Parkrun
- Watch a live sporting event
- Try a new sport together
- Go for a walk/jog together
- Take your child swimming
- Find out about world sporting events
- Go for a cycle with your child
For remote learning, please visit our remote learning page or contact our Head of PE for more information.
Further PE Help