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PE

Vision

At New Haw Community School our vision is to inspire children to develop a lifelong passion for being physically active. Through the PE curriculum and our whole-school values, the children will learn and understand that being physically active is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and the benefits it has on both their physical and mental health. 

We will inspire and motivate all children regardless of their ability.  Children will be given the opportunity to participate in a safe and reassuring environment, where they learn to develop the essential skills to become physically literate pre-adolescents and a love for being physically active. The curriculum will support the children into becoming confident, resilient children who will continuously strive to improve their personal best, enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

Games

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 3

Multi-skills

Netball

Football

Hockey

Tennis, Rounders and Cricket

Year 4

Netball

Football

Hockey

Basketball

Tennis, Rounders and Cricket or Swimming

Year 5

Netball

Football

Hockey

Tag Rugby

Tennis, Rounders and Cricket

Year 6

Netball

Football

Hockey

Pop Lacrosse

Tennis, Rounders and Cricket

PE

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 3

Gymnastics

Jumping, shapes and balancing.

Dance

Dance around the world.

Gymnastics

Travelling and rolling.

Dance

Cats the musical.

Athletics

OAA

Year 4

Gymnastics Jumping, twisting, turning and rolling.

Dance

Electricity

Gymnastics

Jumping, travelling, rolling and balances

Dance

 

Athletics

OAA

Year 5

Gymnastics

Rolling, balancing, performing sequences. 

Dance

Irish dancing

Gymnastics

Travelling, jumping and performing sequences.

Dance

Telling a story through dance.

Athletics

OAA

Year 6

Gymnastics

Developing floorwork

Dance

Charleston and the jailhouse rock

Gymnastics

Developing counter balances

Dance

Urban dance

Athletics

OAA

 

Rationale

At New Haw Community School, we will ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the necessary skills to continue in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.  We believe a good way to achieve this is to promote it not only in our PE lessons but also as part of the whole school ethos.  

At New Haw, pupils join us from many different schools and so their experience of PE and Games can be varied.  Therefore, at New Haw, we introduce the children to PE and Games through a multi-skills unit in Year 3.  This gives the pupils the opportunity to further practise the basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, from key stage 1.  This also allows the teachers to tailor the unit so that these fundamental movement skills are secure. 

At New Haw, our PE and Games Curriculum is centred around a sport-based curriculum.  By following a spiral curriculum, we focus on developing the children’s key fundamental movement skills and their application of these skills across a range of sports. Sports are revisited each year and the skills learnt increase in complexity. The curriculum focuses on developing the children’s skills, knowledge and vocabulary by building on their prior learning. As children progress through key stage 2, their experiences broaden by introducing new skills and are developed by reinforcing and extending skills within the same concepts.  Each lesson focuses on learning a new skill and then applying that skill to a game situation. This approach for teaching PE offers a method of addressing motor skill development, cognitive aspects of how to play games and affective outcomes by situating learning within game play activities.  Due to the active nature of game play, this approach also offers the opportunity to promote moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during PE lessons, which supports the children’s physical health and fitness. 

The curriculum has been separated into the following topics: invasion games, net games, striking and fielding games, athletics, OAA, dance and gymnastics.  Within each topic, the children will focus on key skills and then apply them across different sports.  As children progress, they will begin to access more skilful components, develop their understanding of rules and fairness, whilst building on the development of achieving a personal best.  We aim to ensure that children progress not only with their skill and sporting ability, but also with their mindset and self-esteem.  This includes children’s ability to collaborate and communicate positively with others.  Furthermore, the curriculum will provide opportunities to lead activities themselves as they become more confident in the knowledge and skills needed for each topic.  By the end of Year 6, children will have moved away from learning individual skills and develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.