At Holy Family, we want our children to develop a competency to excel in physical activity. Our curriculum topics throughout school will give the children the skills they need to compete in competitive sport and activities. Children should understand that the physical element of sport is only the basics and that to succeed in sport, an individual must also be able to socialise, regulate their emotions and think critically. Most importantly, children should understand how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
A physically literate child at Holy Family should be able to:
- Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
- Play competitive games (modified where appropriate) and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- Demonstrate flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance within a physical activity for example, through athletics or 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
A child who succeeds in the wider aspects of PE should be able to:
- Work individually and as a team to compete competitively.
- Show a growth mindset and adapt well to setbacks as well as being humble in victory.
- Abide by, create and adapt rules and tactics.
- Offer positive feedback or constructive criticism to support teammates.
- Communicate effectively.
- Always show respect for everyone.
How we will deliver our curriculum:
Our PE curriculum is based around four key concepts: Physical, social, emotional and thinking. During every PE session, children will develop their skills in all four concepts. Topics in every year group are designed and placed thoughtfully throughout the year to progress skills within all four concepts.
Key topics in KS1 and KS2 cover:
- Ball Skills
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA)
In EYFS, there is a huge focus to begin with on an introduction to PE where children are initially introduced to the four concepts. Even at the first stage in their school life, there is a huge emphasis placed on the four concepts which will develop them not only in PE but also the wider curriculum.
Within each topic, as well as a focus on building on key skills, children also build on their subject specific vocabulary. An importance is placed on children using their vocabulary in every session as they progress through the topics.
As an addition to our main curriculum offer, children in years 3, 4 and 5 all receive statutory swimming lessons.