Marsh Green Primary School recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (PE) and we aim to develop an engagging, high-quality PE curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the National Curriculum for PE 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.
It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as the importance of leading a healthy life style, positive growth mind-set, resilience, perseverance, tolerance, fairness and respect.
Through enrichment activities and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE curriculum is based on the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with a clear progression structure from Reception to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned, in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum.
We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
The PE curriculum is taught through our dedicated delivery partner, Premier Sports, who provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming.
Children participate in weekly PE lessons, covering one sporting activity every half term, together with gymnastics and dance lessons. In Year 4, children also receive swimming lessons.
We promote both participation and competition through P.E and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons.
Emphasis is placed is inclusion for all children, regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.
All children are provided with the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sporting activities throughout the year. These activities include before and after school clubs, such as gym and karate, as well as in-school events, such as a BMX Day, providing the children with an opportunity to experience new activities, learn new skills, improve their fitness and to try something new.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Marsh Green Primary School school; not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes.
Through strong links with PHSE, we promote the overall well-being and health of each child through teaching about self-discipline and that, in order to be successful, children need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness.
We also recognise that children possess a wide range of physical abilities. Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.