Physical Education

The Physical Education Subject Leader is Mrs Giles

Subject Pupil Ambassadors for Physical Education are Rosie and Jim.

Curriculum Drivers

Curriculum drivers shape our curriculum breadth and our ambition for our children to study the best of what has been thought and said by many generations of academics and scholars.

They are derived from an exploration of our children’s backgrounds, within our locality, underpinned by our beliefs about high quality education and our values, rooted in the Mission of the Church. They are used to ensure we give our children appropriate and ambitious curriculum opportunities, applicable to them. The fundamental principles of education, within all subject areas, at St Joseph’s are:

  1. Growth: Pupils aspire to be the best and grow to achieve their dreams.
  2. Diversity: Our pupils recognise the diverse world in which we live, in turn broadening their horizons.

Threshold Concepts in Physical Education

These are the ‘big ideas’ that shape our children’s thinking within each subject. The same threshold concepts will be explored in every year group and the children will gradually increase their understanding of them.

Exploring a concept will never be complete; our children will continue to explore them for as long as they study the subject, within different contexts, to ensure this learning has tangibility and meaning.

  • Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle.

This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Essential Characteristics of Physical Education

Each child will develop the following characteristics, during their time at St Joseph’s, when exploring the Threshold Concepts:

The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.

  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating  and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in

extra-curricular sport.

  • The ability to swim at least 25 meters before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

Breadth of Study

The overview below provides a breadth of study which meets the requirements of the National Curriculum:

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
• Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

• Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

• Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

• Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

• Take part in gymnastics activities.

• Take part in athletics activities.

• Perform dances.

• Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

• Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

 

Milestones

Because the Threshold Concepts are repeated in every year group, it is important that the children progress in their understanding of them. Therefore, ‘Milestones’ are used, which contain a range of descriptors which give more detail to be discovered within the concept. Over a two year period (for example, Years 1 and 2), the children will become more and more familiar with these details by exploring them in a breadth of contexts. Milestones form part of our internal Medium Term Plans.

Useful Curriculum Links:

Youth Sports Trust  https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0

Aspire https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/

Change 4 Life https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82

Home PE resources, including Garden Games, Family Fitness, Indoor Games and Gymnastics https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P-cqiqDJ2GYpg5FmetQAx3yS4CGOZsAu

Yoga Story Sessions https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Free fun daily activities for parents to keep children happy, healthy and focused https://imoves.com/

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation YouTube Channel – access the videos that our Health and Well-being department are uploading every weekday to encourage children and staff to keep active in a number of different ways, which suit all ages and ability levels. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkgxPUFSzh4qccqY35HCCxQ/videos

Primary Stars Website – inspiring school children in everything from Maths and English, PSHE and Sport. Please register for FREE now! https://plprimarystars.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

https://www.gonoodle.com/