The Physical Education curriculum and provision at Adderley is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children in line with the National Curriculum and statutory guidance. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. The curriculum ensures that success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. This is enhanced using the School Games Values, which are embedded into the curriculum.
PE is taught from EYFS to Year 6. Each year group covers 6 topics across the academic year, one of these being swimming. The PE Hub is used for the planning and preparation of all PE lessons. This is accessed by all teachers and support staff. The content of the topics is ambitious, sequenced, and progressive each year. All children at Adderley will experience swimming lessons during their time at the school. This is to ensure that by the end of Year 6, children leave Adderley with the ability to swim 25m.
Pupils’ progress is monitored through their class e-books, which are a collection of photos showing the children working towards and achieving their learning intentions for the lesson. In each PE lesson there are opportunities for ongoing AfL with particular emphasis on children developing their speaking and listening skills through high level questioning, the use of Voice 21, and self and peer evaluations.
Progress is formally assessed twice per half term. Firstly, establishing their baseline interpretation and knowledge of the activity area and then a second time to gauge their end of topic understanding and knowledge. The attainment of each child is determined by the amount of progress between the two assessment points and the individual score achieved for each success criteria.
The planning is a yearly subscription to The PE Hub. The planning meets the requirements of the PE curriculum. Each lesson is personalised to meet the needs of each child. The PE curriculum is ambitious, sequenced, and progressive. This results in high quality learning opportunities for all children.
· The ambitious PE curriculum allows pupils to develop fundamental skills, tactics, knowledge and understanding across different activity areas and sports.
· E-books are personalised and show progression throughout years.
· All children enjoy PE lessons and are eager to learn. High levels of engagement results in high quality learning opportunities for all.
· School Games Values are embedded across the school with children able to provide examples of how they have demonstrated these.
· Pupils use a range of resources and equipment during lessons resulting in high quality learning experiences.
· Active travel to and from school is encouraged by all children. This is achieved through various enrichment opportunities which support the PE curriculum, such as Bikeability and Balanceability.
· The Balanceability programme is delivered at Adderley to enable EYFS children to develop confidence and balance on a bicycle, and the necessary fundamental skills required to ride a pedal bike.
· The Bikeability Level 1 and 2 programme is delivered by the Active Wellbeing Society enabling children to develop their skills and confidence riding a bike.
· A yearly residential offers all the children in KS2 the opportunity to experience an off site stay at Kingswood in Staffordshire where they develop resilience, teamwork, cooperation, and life skills.
All children can convey their views on the PE provision and enrichment offer through pupil voice. They can also offer their views on what equipment they would like for lessons and what after school clubs they would like. Pupil voice feedback offers the subject leader an indication of the strengths of the PE provision but also what necessary adjustments are required.
All teachers and support staff receive on-going professional development through insets, on-going dialogue, meetings, and training days. PE consortium meetings and coordinator meetings arranged by Hannah Reed, our School Games Organiser, ensures PE is fully aligned with current practices and statutory guidance.