Physical Education Curriculum Intent
At Newnham Infant School, the PE Curriculum is designed to give every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life. We aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities. Our child centred approach to teaching PE promotes challenge and support for every child.
The curricular and extra-curricular opportunities enable pupils to experience a variety of physical activities to enable them to become confident active learners. The progressive skills development focuses on development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. Our aim is to develop pupils who have and maintain high levels of physical fitness and that lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly and enjoying exercising regularly.
Physical Education Implementation
Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 follow a PE scheme entitled Get Set for PE.
2 topics run alongside each other each half-term, with one being taught inside and the other outside. The class teacher will teach one lesson of PE a week with the other being taught by a specialist PE coach. The teacher/coach will alternate between teaching indoor/outdoor sessions each half term to provide opportunities for CPD across the curriculum.
Across EYFS and Key Stage 1 we would seek to promote the following through PE
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- Children being offered a broad range of activities/experiences in after-school clubs
- Social skills development – confidence, teamwork, responsibility, co-operation and self-reflection
- Participation in competitive sport – this is developed through team games and individual challenges within PE lessons as well as through Sports Days, where children compete both individually and collectively as classes/houses.