PE Subject Leader: Mr Barron
All classes from Years 1-6 follow the national curriculum. Choices for half-termly activities are based on the time of year (weather) and external factors such as sports day, outside agencies and current sporting events. Each class will have a one hour dedicated PE slot each week and a daily fifteen-minute ‘TrackTime’ session. In addition, pupils take part in external sports festivals and in-school enrichment events. This means that, on average each week, pupils will receive 2 hours 30 minutes of sport and physical activities during the school day (excluding break and lunch time). Furthermore, pupils have the opportunity to take part in numerous extra-curricular sport and physical activities which are led by teachers or sports leaders at lunchtimes and after school. All PE lessons include the Gade Valley Principles of Teaching and Learning - these are a set of non-negotiables for each lesson e.g. all pupils will be challenged, the children display good leaning behaviours etc.
all pupils have swimming instruction from Reception to Year 6 in our very own outdoor pool. On average, EYFS class has 30 mins per week for 7 weeks, KS1 classes have 60 minutes per week for 7 weeks and KS2 classes have 90 minutes every week for 7 weeks. The exception to this is Year 6, who has 120 minutes of swimming every week for 7 weeks. The children follow the ASA school swimming program, which develops water confidence, swimming technique and swimming stamina.
In Early Years, PE lessons cover many of the aspects relating to physical activity in the early learning goals (and exceeding statements). Both Reception and Nursery classes have a weekly PE session, daily ‘TrackTime’ session and opportunities for in-school enrichment activities, such as sports week.
The intended impact of the PE curriculum and school physical activity provision is that the very large majority of pupils in each year group will be working at or above the expected level for their year group (see the skills progression document). In addition, we hope the PE curriculum and school physical activity provision will have the following positive impact: all pupils are more active and know how to develop their health; the majority of pupils are involved in extra-curricular activities; all pupils have been involved in competitive sports and activities (in and out of school); physical activity has benefitted pupils’ learning behaviours; pupils are inspired through lessons, events and activities; by the time pupils leave Gade Valley, they have all had the opportunity to develop their leadership in sport; and finally, all pupils have developed a range of skills and knowledge in a range of sports and physical activities.
Up to December 2019, the following measurable impact includes: