Our P.E curriculum will provide children with the skills to develop a lifelong love of physical activity and sport. It has been designed to gradually progress their previously acquired skills, secure knowledge and vocabulary further, year by year, mastering the fundamentals first and then applying this to a broad range of sports. Our curriculum is inclusive and the children will overcome barriers to achieve their potential. It will help them to develop essential skills and values like character by being leaders, their sense of identity by belonging to a team, showing excellence by striving to do their best across a broad range of sports and their understanding of teamwork and that we work better together. Also, it allows the children to become self-regulated learners by setting themselves challenges and achieving personal bests, showing drive and commitment to do so. Enrichment will allow memorable experiences, captivating every child and giving them the opportunity to compete or perform on a wider scale to showcase their talents. This will excite the children and give a sense of pride by representing their school and achievements will be reinforced through social media, assemblies, displays and the PE portfolio. Children will leave St. John’s inspired and with a positive outlook on the impact exercise has on their physical and mental well-being, not only now but also in the future.
In Reception, PE is taught as part of the ‘Gross Motor Skills’ aspect of Physical Development with elements of the Expressive Arts and Design ‘Being Imaginative and Expressive’ strand too. It is taught through whole class lessons twice a week. Across the rest of the school, the timetabling of PE is two hours per week. Each year group complete 4 units across every term, consisting of 6 lessons per unit. This allows for skills to progress within and across year group and ensures breadth and depth of secure knowledge. All curriculum content has been carefully placed to allow enrichment opportunities to follow a sequence of learning. This has been done to offer memorable experiences that further deepen the knowledge and skills that the children have acquired from their PE lessons.
The St John's Approach to teaching - P.E.
Year 5 have been learning how to pass and dribble in their Tag Rugby unit. They have also been learning the importance of attacking and defending in game situations.
Here is a Year 2 dance lesson completing a range of high and low movements and ending in a short motif that they perform to one another.
Year 4 hockey has been super successful! The children have worked hard to control the ball with both sides of the hockey stick.
Below is Year 2's dribbling, kicking and hitting unit. They have been introduced to dribbling in a range of sports, kicking in football and hitting a tennis ball.
Year 1 have found their striking and fielding unit very exciting. Their knowledge and skills of how to strike and field a ball has improved greatly.