Physical Education Information
At Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery we aim to engage and include all children in fun and highly active PE sessions to develop an enjoyment and love for sport, whilst also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that they will carry with them through their lives. We include regular opportunities for all children to be involved in competitive team and individual sport against their peers and participating in intra-school and inter-school competitions.
Pupils are taught key skills in Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming, Outdoor Sports and Team Games.
Our carefully planned programme of study is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements, it focuses on the development of agility, balance, coordination, creativity, healthy competition and cooperative learning. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils. Our children learn about the importance of physical activity, develop positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
Our P.E. Curriculum is clearly mapped out to support teachers in ensuring that key knowledge and skills are well sequenced and are built upon year on year:
- We have a broad and knowledge-rich PE curriculum that develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities.
- We use quality resources which ensure challenge and support non-specialist teachers to deliver a quality P.E curriculum.
- Every child engages in competitive sport, every school year through planned school and intra-school competitions.
- All children engages in competitive sport, every school year through planned school and intra-school competitions.
- All pupils have swimming lessons every year and pupils who are not proficient swimmers by year 5 and 6 are offered extra support as an intervention after-school session.
- We also track the engagement of our pupils in physical activity so and encourage those children who do not attend after school clubs-both in and out of school- to participate..
During the Foundation Stage, children will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that promote their own physical development.
Lessons concentrate on:
- the development of manipulative and motor skills
- experience of spatial awareness, control and co-ordination
- playing games
- the importance of caring after our bodies
- sharing, turn taking, choosing and making decisions.
- The school provides each class with 2 hours of curriculum PE each week for all KS2 pupils and 1-2 hour for KS1
- The aim of the curriculum is for it to be broad and balanced allowing the children to develop the key fundamental movement skills in Reception and KS1 leading to applying these skills to specific activities.
- KS2 children have the opportunity to lead in PE
Extra-curricular provision and Community Partners/ Links.
- The school, through their links with the Hastings and Rother School Games Partnership and their SGO, enter a variety of competitions and festivals so broadening the children’s experiences and opportunities.
- The school organises a variety of “sport experience” days when an external provider runs a series of sessions for the children so broadening their experiences and skills. These links also provide the children with pathway opportunities.
- At lunch times (through Play leaders), physical activity is promoted. These children choose, plan and organise personal challenges for the children. They promote personal improvement and celebrate the children who improve the most.
- A wide range of after-school clubs are available throughout the year.
- SWIMMING & WATER SAFETY
At Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery, we are fortunate enough to have our own pool, largely thanks to the PTA who have worked tirelessly to maintain and improve it over the years. We believe it is important for every child to learn to swim.
The National Curriculum says that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
PE & SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING