Physical Education (P.E.)

Intent

Here at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum and are committed to providing a high-quality physical education curriculum for all our pupils. Our P.E. curriculum encourages all pupils to see the awe and wonder of the subject. It inspires our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport while also helping them to embed the values of fairness and respect. They have the opportunity to develop their skills and enjoyment to become physically confident in a way which supports both their physical health and their well-being. This will help equip and encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices beyond their primary education.

Implementation

At St. Joseph’s P.E. is delivered with the pupils’ development and enjoyment at its core.

We adopt a knowledge and skills approach to the delivery of our P.E. curriculum. The National Curriculum’s programme of study forms the basis of the knowledge taught and a separate progression in skills document is used to ensure that the appropriate skills are taught within each ear group and across the key stages.

In Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils receive 2 hours of high-quality P.E. lessons every week. Experienced practitioners deliver these sessions to ensure all pupils acquire the knowledge and skills needed for them to make at least good progress. This enables our pupils to develop a sense of achievement, enjoyment and passion for sport, health and fitness.

In Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) the pupils in Nursery and Reception are provided with an unlimited opportunity for outdoor play experiences and 30 minutes and 1 hour of directed P.E. respectively.

Our P.E. curriculum map outlines the focuses for each year group that will be covered each term and in each year group. These are shown on the P.E. curriculum overview and also on the individual class curriculum maps.

We create weekly lesson plans that detail the knowledge and skills to be taught during each session. These plans reflect age related expectations and the progression within a session and across the unit. This ensures that the appropriate skills are covered and developed throughout the year and across the key stages.

In a typical P.E. lesson our pupils are provided with time to:

  • review and consolidate previous knowledge
  • discuss objectives, key vocabulary and success criteria
  • identify and develop (build on) their P.E. knowledge and key skills
  • take part in independent and collaborative activities and performances
  • self-evaluate and review their learning and that of others

Pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 attend swimming lessons for alternative terms of the year so they can develop and build on their prior learning in this area.

In the Summer Term the whole school takes part in a Healthy Eating and Fitness Week, where our pupils have the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities, take part in healthy eating workshops and link their learning in a variety of ways in other subjects, e.g. Science and PSHE.

Our pupils are also provided with many off-site and out of school opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and cultural capital. This is done through:

  • Annual Sports Day
  • Inter-school football leagues
  • Sports festivals
  • Sportshall competitions
  • Multi-skills competitions
  • Nutritional talks and workshops
  • Early morning and after school sports clubs

Impact

P.E is taught to promote and nurture a basis for lifelong learning, where pupils have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality and broad physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Children make secure links across the skills to help them learn more, know more and remember more. At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary, we provide opportunities for children 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.

During P.E. sessions pupils are observed and assessed by the P.E. instructor and the Class Teacher to track how they are accessing and exhibiting the skills being taught for each session. This helps to inform next steps for individual pupils and the planning of subsequent lessons.

Every week, two pupils are selected by their Class Teachers to receive P.E. Stars certificates for demonstrating sporting excellence, enthusiasm or fairness and respect. Each week the pupils are given these certificates during our whole school Good News Assemblies and their names are displayed on the P.E. Stars board in the Heart of the School.

All sports competition winners and entrants, including those during the School’s annual Sports Day, are celebrated during whole school assemblies. We also promote sporting excellence through honoring any pupils which take part or achieve accreditation from out of school clubs and competitions. This helps all pupils recognise achievement and success which in turn adds to their cultural capital.

Skills Progression

Skills

Acquiring and Developing Skills (A&D)

Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas (S&A)

Evaluating and improving performance (E&I)

Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health (H&F)

National Curriculum Key stage 1:  Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils should be taught to:  master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities  participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending  perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Year 1

 

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive  feedback to their peers. (E&I)

Invasion games Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Explore different ways using a ball (A&D).
  • Explore ways to send a ball or other equipment.
  • Retrieve and stop a ball using different parts of the body (A&D).
  • Play a variety of running and avoiding games.
  • Participate in simple team games (1v1, 2v2).
  • Develop simple attacking and defending techniques (A&D).
  • Pass and receive a ball in different ways with increased control (S&A)(rugby, netball, football, basketball).
  • Learn a variety of basic gymnastic movements.
  • Be still in different body shapes and balances and combine different ways of travelling. (A&D).
  • Move between mats and small  apparatus and change the speed of movement.
  • Handle apparatus safely
  • Recognise how it feels when the body is tense in a  balance.
  • Develop balance, agility, co-ordination of travelling, stillness, jumping, timing, changing shape, direction and size (A&D).
  • Learn basic movements relating to feelings.
  • Learn what makes a good start and finish position in a sequence.
  • Learn how to move their bodies in a variety of ways.
  • Respond to different music showing a range of emotions and stimulus.
  • Perform dance movements and simple sequences using simple movement patterns.
  • Be taught to remember and perform short dance routines to other children (1-8 steps).
  • Focus on throwing a ball with control both over and underarm with prompts.
  • Focus on catching a ball from shorter and longer distances, on their own and in groups.
  • Play games based on net games (tennis, badminton)
  • Children have the opportunity to play 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 1v3, 3v3.
  • Pass and receive a ball in different ways with control and increased accuracy.(tennis)
  • Focus on technique on striking a ball with control when shown.
  • Focus on technique on fielding a ball using under and over arm throwing.
  • Able to play simple games in small groups, applying rules and skills that have been taught (cricket, rounders, baseball, kickball).
  • Children will be taught how  to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 30m
    • Jump for height
    • Jump for distance 60 – 89cm
    • Leap hurdles 30m
    • Over-arm throw
    • Chest push 1-2m
    • Run for a longer distance 30m
  • Participate in Sports Day.
  • Talk about what our bodies do during exercise e.g. breathing (H&F).
  • Practice skills to make them warmer and cooler before and after exercises (H&F).
  • Discuss how the body changes during exercise.

Year 2

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive feedback to their peers (E&I).

Invasion games Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Develop control and accuracy when moving with a ball in a variety of different games.
  • Pass and receive a ball with more  control and accuracy.
  • Recognise the best ways to score points and stop points being scored.
  • Recognise how they work best with their partner.
  • Use different rules and tactics for invasion games.
  • Make it difficult for opponents.
  • Keep the ball and find best places to score (S&A)
  • Watch others accurately.
  • Describe what they see and ask to copy others’ ideas, skills and tactics.
  • Participate in team games.
  • Understand and develop tactics for attacking and defending (rugby, netball, football, basketball).
  • Develop short sequences on their own.
  • Use imagination to find different ways of using apparatus.
  • Form simple sequences of different actions using floor and apparatus.
  • Have a clear start, middle and end S&A.
  • Have a clear focus when watching others perform (E&I).
  • Say when a  movement or skill is performed well (aesthetic appreciation) (E&I).
  • Describe what they have done and what they have seen. (Make easier or harder and use advice to improve) (E&I).
  • Develop balance, agility and  coordination of travelling, stillness, jumping, timing, changing shape, size, direction.
  • Use a range of vocabulary to describe moods and how dances make them feel.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns with a clear start middle and end.
  • On their own can remember and perform short dance routines to other children (1-8 steps).
  • Evaluate and improve a dance performance by recording and viewing their rehearsals (E&I).
  • Use their skills to play end to end games, games over a barrier and fielding games.
  • Use their ability to solve problems and make decisions (S&A).
  • Watch others and describe what is happening.
  • Talk about what they have done and how they did it.
  • Participate in team games.
  • Pass and receive a ball in different ways with control and increased accuracy.
  • Perform fielding techniques with increased control and coordination (tennis).
  • Choose, use and vary simple tactics (S&A).
  • Recognise good quality in performance.
  • Participate in team games.
  • Pass and receive a ball in different ways with control and increased accuracy.
  • Perform fielding techniques with increased control and co-ordination (cricket, rounders, kickball).
  • Take part in multi-skills festivals (competitions: class, houses, base, against other schools)
  • Designed to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance, coordination and agility.
  • Children will be taught how to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 40m
    • Jump for height
    • Jump for distance 60 – 89cm
    • Leap hurdles 30m within 10 secs
    • Over-arm throw
    • Chest push 2-4m
    • Run for longer distance 100m
  • Participate in Sports Day
  • Talk about what our bodies do during exercise e.g. breathing, start to find their pulse (H&F).
  • Practice skills to make them warmer and cooler before and after exercises (H&F).
  • Discuss how the body changes during exercise.
National Curriculum Key stage 2:  Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Pupils should be 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

Year 3

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive feedback to their peers (E&I).

Take part in Multi-skills/competitive festivals x 2 during the school year

Invasion games  Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Partner using a number of sending and receiving techniques.
  • Improve accuracy of passes and use space to keep possession better.
  • Remain in control of ball while travelling.
  • To help others know where they are going.
  • Look when travelling and what happens after they have passed ball (A&D).
  • Play games that involve keeping possession and scoring in targets. 3 vs 1 and 4 vs 1 games.
  • Know which passes are best, tactics to keep possession.
  • Find space to receive and support.
  • Know what to think about when team has and hasn’t got the ball.
  • How to organise themselves differently to play each of the games successfully.
  • Understand patterns of play – if ball is in a certain position where should players be (S&A) (football, basketball,hockey, netball, rugby).
  • Develop and perform actions.
  • Practice and concentrate on quality of movement.
  • Link different balances moving in and out of positions of stillness.
  • Transfer weight smoothly from one part of body to another.
  • Use actions on floor and over, through,across and long apparatus (A&D).
  • Vary and apply actions on floor and apparatus.
  • Copy a partner’s sequence on floor and apparatus.
  • Perform easy combinations of contrasting actions.
  • Choose combinations that work in their sequences.
  • Improvise freely on their own and with a partner, translating ideas from a stimulus to a movement (A&D).
  • Learn a short sequence with a clear, middle and end that they can perform on their own and in a group, with between 8-20 steps.
  • Learn how to develop actions and movements within short dances by changing the dynamics, space and relationships.
  • Learn a variety of travels, gestures, turns, jumps and balances  with good composure and control.
  • Practice throwing and catching with a variety of different balls and using different types of throwing.
  • Hit the ball with a racket.
  • Use different shots (A&D).
  • Play games using throwing and catching skills.
  • Vary strength, length and direction of  throw.
  • Know how can they make it difficult for opponent to receive ball.
  • Stand when receiving.
  • Understand attack and defence tactics.
  • Understand rules about the games (tennis).
  • Consolidate and develop the range and consistency of their skills in striking and fielding games (A&D) (rounders and cricket).
  • Choose skills and equipment to meet the challenges they are set. E.g by increasing the distance thrown.
  • Use different  techniques, speeds and effort to meet challenges set for running, jumping and throwing (S&A).
  • Children will be taught how to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 50m within 20-15 secs develop to 14-12 secs
    • Jump for height
    • Jump for distance 90 – 119 cm
    • Leap hurdles 60m within 25–18 secs
    • Over-arm throw for distance
    • Chest push
    • Run for longer distance 200m
  • Participate in Sports Day
  • Keep up an activity over a period of time and know what they need to warm up and cool down for dance (H&F).
  • Recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity.
  • Describe what happens to their heart, breathing and temperature during  different types of athletic activity.

Year 4

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive feedback to their peers (E&I).

Take part in Multi-skills/competitive festivals x 2 during the school year

Invasion games Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Play 3 vs 1 and 4 vs 1 and how to use the space and help each other.
  • Score more regularly without making mistakes.
  • Choose and adapt their techniques to keep possession and give their team chance to shoot.
  • Plan ideas and tactics similar across invasion games.
  • Know what rules are needed to make games fair.
  • Understand simple patterns of play (S&A).
  • Evaluate how successful their tactics have been, use appropriate language to describe performance and identify what they do that makes things difficult for their opponents (football, basketball, hockey, netball, rugby).
  • Devise, perform and repeat sequences that include travel, body shapes and balances.
  • Help them change sequences.
  • Include changes of dynamics.
  • Work with a partner and small groups to create sequences.
  • Adapt their sequences to include apparatus and to suit partner or small group (S&A).
  • Compare and contrast similar performances.
  • Explore and create characters and narratives in response to a range of stimuli.
  • Compose short dances with clear start, middle and end on their own, partners and in groups.
  • Developing basic actions and skills using: dynamics, space and relationships, travels, gestures, turns, jumps and balances with good composure and control.
  • Can remember and perform a longer dance routine to others (8-20 steps)
  • Play games using throwing and catching skills.
  • Vary strength, length and direction of throw.
  • Understand how they can make it difficult for opponent to receive ball.
  • Understand where to stand when receiving.
  • Understand attack and defence tactics.
  • Understand rules about the games (S&A)(tennis).
  • Throw and catch a balls at different speeds, directions and heights.
  • Choose and use a range of simple tactics and strategies.
  • Keep, adapt and make rules for striking and fielding games (rounders and cricket).
  • Children to develop their technique for running at shorter and longer distances, throwing for distance, jumping and leaping for height and distance.
  • Children will be taught how to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 50m within 13-10 secs develop to under 10 secs
    • Jump for height
    • Jump for distance 120-149 cm
    • Leap hurdles 60m within 17-14 secs develop to  under 14 secs
    • Over-arm throw for distance
    • Chest push 4-6m, develop to 6-8m
    • Run for longer distance 300m 2:30-2:01 mins develop to under 2 mins
  • Participate in Sports Day
  • Learn some of the main muscles groups during warm up and cool down.
  • Start to take their pulse before, during and after exercise and explain the effect.
  • Know a warm routine involving dynamic stretches, led by an adult or child.

Year 5

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive  feedback to their peers (E&I).

Take part in competitive competitions x 2 during the school year, and at least 2 others to be against another school(s) (competitions: class, houses, against other schools).

Invasion games Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Show ways to keep ball away from defenders.
  • How to shield the ball.
  • Change speed, direction with ball to get away from defender.
  • Shoot accurately in a variety of ways.
  • Mark an opponent (S&A).
  • Watch and evaluate the success of the games they play in.
  • Identify parts of the game that are going wand parts that need improving.
  • Explain how confident they feel in different positions.
  • Suggest what they need to practice to enjoy game more.
  • Change pitch size to make games better (E&I)(football, basketball, hockey, netball, rugby).
  • Explore range of symmetric and asymmetric actions, shapes and balances.
  • Control actions and combine them fluently.
  • Be aware of extension, body tension and control.
  • Move from floor to apparatus, change levels and move safely.
  • Combine movements with other in a group (matching and mirroring) (A&D).
  • Watch a performance and evaluate its success.
  • Identify what was performed well and what needs improving.
  • Choose a focus for improvement.
  • Identify one or two aspects of their performance to practice and improve (E&I).
  • Explore and improvise ideas for dances in different styles, working on their own, with a partner and in a group (A&D).
  • Explore and experiment imaginatively with a stimulus for a given audience.
  • Composing more complex routines with clear sections, starting to use unison, canon, repetition.
  • Changing the dynamics, space and relationships.
  • Can remember and perform a dance routine to any audience with 20+ steps.
  • Hold and swing racket and where to stand on the court when hitting, catching and receiving.
  • Hit the ball on both sides of the body and above head.
  • Use different types of shots during a game.
  • Improve accuracy (A&D). Explain why they or others are playing well in the games.
  • Know what they need to get better at and what to practice.
  • Know how to change court to make easier.
  • Understand practices to help with precision and consistency and speed about the court (E&I)(tennis).
  • Develop the range and consistency of their skills, especially in specific striking and fielding games, e.g. throwing, catching and striking a ball accurately to a static and moving partner at different distances (A&S)(rounders, cricket).
  • Choose their favourite ways of running, jumping and throwing.
  • Choose the best equipment for different activities.
  • Know how to plan a run so they pace themselves evenly or unevenly.
  • Plan to cover distances as a team to get the best results possible.
  • Mark a run up for jumping and throwing.
  • Set themselves and others targets in different events (S&A).
  • Watch a partners athletic performance and identify the main strengths.
  • Identify parts of the performance that need to be practised and refined, and suggest  improvements.
  • Outdoor and adventurous activity during Year 5 residential trip.
  • Children will be taught how to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 75m within 20-16 develop to 15-12 secs
    • Jump for height 30-34cm
    • Jump for distance 150-179cm
    • Leap hurdles 60m within 25-18 secs develop to  17-14 secs
    • Over-arm throw 20-30m develop to 35+m
    • Chest push 6-8m develop to 8+
    • Run for longer distance 400m 5:00-3:31 develop to 3:30-2:31
  • Participate in Sports Day
  • Can take pulse and name some muscles correctly, and they can explain the effects of exercise on their body.
  • Can start to lead their own warm up using dynamic stretches in small groups, know what muscles to warm up effectively for different exercises.
  • Understand why exercise is good for their fitness, health and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

Year 6

In all areas children will be taught about how to give and receive feedback to their peers (E&I).

Take part in competitive competitions x 2 during the school year, and at least 2 others to be against another school(s) (competitions: class, houses, against other schools).

 

Invasion games

 

Gymnastics Dance Net and Wall Striking and fielding Multi-skills and Athletics Health and fitness
  • Understand that when team has ball they are attacking and when they have not they are defending.
  • Understand different ways of attacking and encourage them to use positions for their team carefully.
  • Understand different ways to attack and defend.
  • Choose right formations and tactics for attack and defence.
  • Know how they support other players in attack and defence (S&A)
  • Understand how to get ready for games (football, hockey, netball, rugby).
  • Make up a sequence and adapt it to different apparatus layouts.
  • Use combinations of dynamics (pathways) to use space effectively.
  • Make up own rule for longer, more complex sequences.
  • Plan a sequence and adapt it to limited equipment.
  • Work as a group and share roles fairly.
  • Investigate different ways of working with a partner or small group.
  • Use compositional ideas (contrasts and variation in shape, speed, level, timing and actions) (S&A).
  • Know how gymnastics promotes strength, power and suppleness.
  • Set out and do risk assessments on apparatus.
  • Explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively (S&A).
  • Understand how a dance is formed and performed.
  • To evaluate, refine and develop their own and others’ work (E&I)
  • Composing more complex routines with clear sections, using unison, canon, repetition.
  • Changing the dynamics, space and relationships.
  • Can remember and perform a dance routine to any audience with 20+ steps.

 

  • Devise a scoring system.
  • Hit the ball in the court away from opponent, how to outwit them using speed height and direction of ball.
  • Know where to stand when attacking and defending (S&A).
  • Explain why they or others are playing well in the games.
  • Know what they need to get better at and what to practice.
  • Understand how to change court to make easier.
  • Understand practices to help with precision and consistency and speed about the court (E&I)(tennis).
  • Use and adapt rules, strategies and tactics, using their knowledge of basic principles of batting and fielding (S&A).
  • Develop and adapt their striking, fielding, throwing and catching skills to different heights, distances in small and large games.
  • Thinking about when to use an over and under arm throw.(rounders, baseball, cricket)
  • Develop the consistency of their actions in a number of events.
  • Increase the number of techniques they use.
  • Sustain pace over longer distances, e.g. sprint for seven seconds, run for one or two minutes.
  • Throw with greater control, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Perform a range of jumps showing power, control and consistency at both take-off and landing (A&D).
  • Say why some athletic activities can improve strength, power or stamina and explain how these can help their performance in other types of activity.
  • Outdoor and adventurous activity during Year 6 residential trip.
  • Children will be taught how to use their bodies to:
    • Sprint 75m within 20-16 develop to 15-12 secs
    • Jump for height 30-34cm
    • Jump for distance 150-179cm
    • Leap hurdles 60m within 25-18 secs develop to  17-14 secs
    • Over-arm throw 30-34m develop to 35+m
    • Chest push 6-8m develop to 8+
    • Run for longer distance 600m 5:00-3:31 develop to 3:30-2:31
  • Participate in Sports Day
  • Know some ideas for warm up exercises and routines.
  • Know what makes a good warm up.
  • Know what clothing and footwear is best to wear.
  • Know how to check playing area.
  • Know how playing invasion games helps your fitness and benefits of playing outside of school.
  • Can take pulse, name some muscles correctly  and they can explain the effects of exercise on their body.
  • Value of exercise outside of school day.
  • Understand why exercise is good for fitness, health and wellbeing.