P.E. at Flyford Flavell Primary School
At Flyford Flavell Primary School, we want every child to enjoy, succeed and excel in physically demanding activities and sport. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. Children are supported and encouraged to excel in a wide range of physical activity. Children begin to explore different ways of moving during Early Years, including changing direction and stopping under control. As the children move into Key Stage 1 they continue to gain confidence in these areas and will be able to change direction at a range of speeds and begin linking two or more movements together. When in lower Key Stage 2 the children will be able to stop before changing direction and consider pace when travelling for a longer distance. Finally, in upper Key Stage 2 the children will be able to adapt their movements to suit a given task and will also be able to reflect and suggest improvements for a performance.
Children in Reception have a weekly session of PE where they participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. They learn how to move in different ways, balance, work in partners and as a team. Pupils have open access to the outside area daily and can develop gross motor skills through their chosen activities. These can include, running and jumping in a large space, stepping over tyres and balancing on logs. They have opportunities to dig and rake, lift heavy pans and pots, pour, stir and mix. Fine motor skills are also advanced through the use of Dough Disco. The classroom environment is resourced with activities to develop these skills further, for example threading, tweezers, pegs and a range of mark making tools. Children are taught how to use both large and small equipment in a safe and controlled manner, such as scissors and large construction toys. Children are encouraged and supported in independently selecting and dressing in appropriate attire for a given activity, for example wellies, coats, painting aprons and PE kit. The children are also encouraged to be independent in managing their own hygiene.
Key Stage One
The children are given the opportunity to participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Through dance, gymnastics and yoga, the children develop their balance, agility and co-ordination using a range of stimuli and apparatus. The children will have the opportunity to be taught games skills such as throwing, catching, running and jumping. The children will go swimming once a week for one term. Throughout the summer months, pupils focus on athletic and teamwork skills to prepare the children for sports day where parents are invited to come along and cheer for their children’s house. The children have access to after-school sports provision including multi-skills, tag rugby and football.
Through two sessions of PE a week, children improve their physical literacy by practising a range of moving skills, rolling, throwing, striking, kicking, catching and gathering skills. The children are then encouraged to apply these skills in a range of activities and competitive situations, learning tactics suited to different circumstances. The children will go swimming once a week for one term. Children develop their agility, balance and coordination through gymnastics, dance and athletics activities. Linked to their science topics, children will be able to understand the importance of keeping healthy and how we can do so.
Lower Key Stage Two
Our children will continue to develop their physical capabilities by practising a range of running, rolling, throwing, striking, kicking and catching skills looking for increasing levels of accuracy and control. The children apply these skills in a range of activities and competitive situations, independently choosing tactics to match different circumstances in a competitive game. The children will go swimming once a week for one term. Year 3 and 4 pupils perform at an annual dance festival alongside other cluster schools.
Children will continue to receive swimming instruction for one term so that all pupils will achieve the National expected standard of being able to swim a minimum of 25m. Within these lessons the children learn a variety of strokes and about basic water safety. During gymnastics and dance lessons the children develop further their movement and linking skills to perform short sequences. Children will have increased opportunities to play sport competitively by attending cluster tag rugby, football, bell-boating and cross-country tournaments. A residential visit to Manor Residential Outdoor Activity Centre, gives an opportunity for children to challenge themselves and to participate in a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities such as caving.
Upper Key Stage Two
In Years Five and Six, pupils shall develop further their physical skills, knowledge, techniques and abilities throughout a variety of games and movements, in addition to their flexibility, strength, control and balance. They will continue to develop and apply a broader range of skills and basic principles suitable for attacking and defending, learning how to use them in different ways across differing areas of the PE curriculum in isolation and combination, then link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Key to this is to encourage them further to collaborate, communicate and compete with each other, in order that they can evaluate and recognise their own successes and improvements in differing physical activities and sports. The pupils will have opportunities to play games competitively and to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, both individually and within a team
Years Five and Six will continue to receive swimming instructions for one term, where they will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m, using a range of strokes effectively and to perform self-rescues in different water-based situations.