Physical Education and Sport
At Heather we aim to provide children with a broad and balanced P.E curriculum, which follows the skill-based focus of the National Curriculum.
P.E is taught, using National Curriculum 2014 objectives and follows a whole school framework of age-related expectations. We developed the long-term plan to ensure progression and development within a year group, as well as across the year groups and key stages. We aim to provide pupils with the opportunity to experience and develop skills in the seven areas as outlined in the National Curriculum, Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Athletics and Swimming (Key Stage 2 only). Where possible the units taught work in line with the School Games Calendar set out by North West Leicestershire School Sports partnership. Preparation through PE lessons allows children to be mentally and physically prepared to compete at the appropriate level.
PE is delivered through two timetabled lessons per week led by the class teacher and visiting specialised coaches. Flexibility in the long-term plan is used to facilitate the best use of visiting coaches and the constraints of our outdoor facilities and weather, however we aim to ensure skills applicable to each key stage are taught by the end of each year through a wide variety of sports.
Key Stage 1
In Key stage 1 pupils work to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident. They access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are given opportunities to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Key Stage 2
In Key stage 2 pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills through a variety of activities. They learn how to apply learnt skills in different ways and to link them together to make actions and sequences of movement. They are encouraged to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. In Key stage 2 we are aiming to develop pupils understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.