“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”.
PE Vision Statement
The intent of Our Lady Of Lourdes 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 their attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance it can allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity. Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We will be developing our links to outside agencies and clubs, which will help to generate positive interaction in the community.
Through the delivery of PE we promote participation, progress and performance. Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements.
Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
- A strong desire to learn and make progress;
- High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
- High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
- Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness.
By implementing a monitoring and reviewing assessment system of PE, we can measure the impact and progress of the quality and provision within our school, which will lead to overall whole school improvement.
PE Intent Statement
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
Implementation of the PE Curriculum
The curriculum is led and overseen by the PE subject lead. A regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice will contribute to the ongoing commitment to evolve and improve further.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the PE curriculum is implemented through:
- A blocked curriculum approach to ensure coverage and progression in all skills relating to PE, including: developing competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; being physically active for sustained periods of time; engaging in competitive sports and activities and leading healthy, active lives.
- A structured PE curriculum that provides a range of sports experiences in which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports.
- Lessons led by class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches.
- Developing competent and confident use of PE equipment which is age appropriate.
- Equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment, where effort as well as success is recognised.
- Encouragement to participate in exercise through-out the day, during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.
- A series of structured swimming sessions in KS2.