Physical Education 2016-17

For an overview of the termly PE lessons click on the document at the bootom of this text.

At Richard Coates we aim to promote a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in both competitive and non-competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our vision is to 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 build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

In Key Stage 2 Pupils are taught to:
•use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
•play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
•develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
•perform dances using a range of movement patterns
•take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
•compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:
•swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
•use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
•perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Year 5

During the year pupils are involved in a broad and balanced PE programme and participate in a range of activities that promote physical skillfulness and development through indoor and outdoor activities. By the end of the year pupils are able to identify what types of physical activities they enjoy and find out how to get involved.

Pupils take part in physical activities that involve; competing with and outwitting opponents, e.g. football and netball, accurate replication of actions, e.g. gymnastics, optimum performance, e.g. athletics, and creative problem solving. Pupils also learn to swim a minimum distance of 25 metres. During the course of the year pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in a range of sports.

 

Year 6

During the year pupils are involved in a broad and balanced PE programme and have participated in a range of activities that promote physical skillfulness and development through indoor and outdoor activities. By the end of the year pupils are able to identify what types of physical activities they enjoy and find out how to get involved. They can link these activities to targets and begin to think about ways to improve.

Pupils take part in physical activities that involve; competing with and outwitting opponents, e.g. tag rugby and netball, accurate replication of actions, e.g. dance, optimum performance, e.g. athletics, and creative problem solving. Pupils also refine physical skills within aerobic activities and ball games, and learn about the importance of healthy lifestyles. During the course of the year pupils have opportunities to represent the school at a range of sports. 

In Key Stage 3 Pupils are taught to:
•use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
•develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
•perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
•take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
•analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
•take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

Year 7

During the year pupils continue to develop on all of the skills they have mastered in Key Stage 2. They have been involved in a broad and balanced PE programme and have participated in a range of activities that further promote physical skillfulness and development through indoor and outdoor activities. Pupils can now use target setting to help improve performance.

Pupils take part in physical activities that involve; competing with and outwitting opponents, e.g. football and netball, accurate replication of actions, e.g. gymnastics, optimum performance, e.g. athletics, and creative problem solving. By the end of Year 7 pupils should be confident in terms of exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing. Pupils have opportunities to represent the school in a range of sports.

 

Year 8

During the year pupils continue to develop on all of the skills they have mastered in Year 7. They have been involved in a broad and balanced PE programme and will have participated in a range of activities that promote physical skillfulness and development through indoor and outdoor activities. Pupils continue to use target setting to help improve performance.

Pupils take part in physical activities that involve; competing with and outwitting opponents, e.g. rugby and basketball, accurate replication of actions, e.g. dance/gymnastics, optimum performance, e.g. athletics, and creative problem solving. Pupils can now plan small games and activities and are able to coach and lead others in their learning. By the end of the Year 8 pupils are more confident in terms of exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing. Pupils have opportunities to represent the school in a range of sports.