At Tree Tops Primary Academy, we deliver an inclusive physical education curriculum that inspires pupils to live healthy and active lives. Pupils develop skills and knowledge of sports and activities that enable them to thrive and develop both physically and mentally. We encourage pupils to explore different sports and activities and embed values such as respect, fairness and teamwork. Pupils are able to immerse themselves in our clubs and sporting events and competitions, creating a love of physical activity that we hope will continue throughout their lives.
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for a sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy and active lifestyles
- The subject leader for P.E. will meet the senior leadership team and representatives from the Trust on a regular basis to evaluate provision in order to ensure that teaching and learning in P.E. is highly effective. Where necessary, staff will receive coaching and training in Physical Education.
- There are 2 hours of timetabled lessons each week for pupils in KS1 and KS2, allowing pupils to build a sound knowledge of basic skills in a range of physical activities.
- Lessons are planned through the National Curriculum, considering the importance of both the breadth and depth of learning.
- The hall and outside space are timetabled in order to give each class an equal opportunity to access P.E. lessons.
- The subject leader for P.E. has mapped out the curriculum, to ensure that there is a coherent sequence, which progressively builds skills and knowledge.
- Learning is adapted and tailored to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND, through adaptive teaching; including guidance from the EEF (Education Endowment foundation). Educators incorporate explicit instruction, cognitive and metacognitive strategies, scaffolding, flexible grouping and use of technology into daily classroom practice to ensure access for all.
- Experience in PE should provide a depth of learning in a positive and engaging environment. Basic underlying principles and skills will have been practised and opportunities to develop these into more complex processes.
- Pupils will be confident to try new things and take risks. They will be able to make quick decisions and choices when planning tasks or performances. They will have a range of strategies for solving problems and show resilience to keep going when they find things difficult. Pupils will understand the benefits of working in different group dynamics. They will have the confidence to lead and support others. They will understand the importance of physical activity in a wider context and possess the skills and enthusiasm to develop their learning further.