PE Curriculum Intent
At Byron, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities, which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.
At Byron, we offer a varied and stimulating programme of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through our fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.
We provide opportunities for children to learn how to stay safe by providing swimming lessons in Year 4, developing confidence in the water, learning how to keep safe and aiming to meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m.
Our PE Curriculum, along with RHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Byron, we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.
At Byron Primary School we follow the PE HUB which is a hub of high quality PE planning resources that empower our teachers to confidently deliver better quality physical education through simple-to-use resources and engaging lesson plans. The PE HUB ensures that our children are given a wealth of opportunities within a wide variety of sports focussing on progressing specific skills on their journey through school.
- The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Children take part in two high quality PE lessons per week that cover two different areas of physical education/sporting disciplines.
- A progression of skills document is available for all staff to ensure that both children and staff can be made aware of the skills journey through school.
- Lessons are structured with a focus on sharing new PE specific vocabulary, warm ups, progression of skills and how the new skill will develop the child in a game situation.
- In Year 4, children have swimming lessons which work on developing confidence in the water, learning how to keep safe and aiming to meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m.
- Each year a group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children and help structure lunch times and other sporting events throughout the year.
- Children have a ‘Daily Mile’ slot each day to encourage positive physical and mental health.
- All children at Byron, have access to a variety of after school clubs.
- Local inclusive inter-school tournaments are held regularly throughout the year across within KS2 (at present) groups. This gives the children a chance to experience PE in a different setting with a focus on sportsmanship, confidence and social skills.
- All children in school take part in an annual Sports Day.
Through quality teaching and exposure to a variety of sporting activities we aim for our children to make progress across all skills that they are taught. Confident staff will lead in promoting confidence in sport as well as making sure the children know the importance of physical and mental health that can be accessed via the media of PE. We aim for the children to find success in sport. Whether that be in a team setting or on an individual level. Byron Primary School students will know that PE can help them improve with their social and communicational skills. With new vocabulary, a clear progression of skills that the children are aware of and opportunities to experience success in some form during lessons; Byron students will know that PE is accessible to all and hopefully use this knowledge to take the leap and pursue sport outside of the school setting.
Below is the Progression of Skills for PE taught at Byron