Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

PE

The Physical Education Curriculum

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How Are Children Taught?
How Are Children Taught?
Early Years
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
Enrichment
Home Learning
Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Physical Education Curriculum Intent

Physical Education Curriculum Intent

At Kentmere, the PE curriculum is extensive and progressive in order to develop our children’s abilities as athletes. The importance of sports in primary school cannot be underestimated, and getting children involved in sports at a young age can make them healthier and happier too. We teach our children the specific knowledge, skills and physical literacy they need to become proficient within different sports alongside teaching them the core values of sportsmanship and behaviours associated with successful athletes. At Kentmere, we value and celebrate the importance of honesty, determination, teamwork, self-belief, passion and respect.

“Sport is given a high profile, and pupils benefit from a variety of clubs, fixtures and activities in a range of dsiciplines.”

Our Physical Education Vision

Our Physical Education Vision

At Kentmere, the PE curriculum is extensive and progressive in order to develop our children’s abilities as athletes. The importance of sports in primary school cannot be underestimated, and getting children involved in sports at a young age can make them healthier and happier too. We teach our children the specific knowledge, skills and physical literacy they need to become proficient within different sports alongside teaching them the core values of sportsmanship and behaviours associated with successful athletes. At Kentmere, we value and celebrate the importance of honesty, determination, teamwork, self-belief, passion and respect.

We recognise that children have limited experience in gross motor skills and moving and handling when they arrive at our school. The vast majority of our children do not attend external clubs run in the local area and come to our school having no experience in swimming.  Therefore as a consequence we:

• Teach children how to perform in each sport, drawing on examples from athletes and olympic medalists
• Teach children how to swim in Year 3,4 and 6 to ensure they leave us with the vital life skills in swimming and self rescue, with a love of swimming
• Teach children about the school games values, so they understand the importance of sportsmanship and the role of the team player
• Hold competitions every half term in school to promote performance and enjoyment of a wide range of sports
• Reward school games values in lessons and in intra school competitions
• Provide a wide range of after school clubs that offer sports related to their interests
• Take children on at least 10 inter school competitions throughout the year which take children out of school and into the local area
• Utilise local coaches and professionals to lead specific clubs
• Ensure PE has a high profile and children are active regularly throughout the day
• Teach children the balance between physical and mental health through PSHE, PE and Sunshine Days
• Have links with local sports providers to signpost children and families to further coaching
• Exposure to diverse athletes from different cultural and ethnic background
• Celebration of female and male athletes

Our PE curriculum is mapped out over a two year cycle using resources from the ‘PE Passport.’ The Subject Leader works closely with the scheme of work designers to provide tailored CPD and lesson content. We specify the topics taught to link as closely as possible with other areas of the curriculum e.g. dancing like minibeasts to link to Science, or, where this is not possible as discrete lessons.  From the teaching and learning provided at Kentmere when a child leaves our school, they will:

• Develop preference for sports they enjoy and pursue excellence in their performance
• Have a wide experience of sports and can articulate which they like best and why
• Use physical literacy fluently to discuss what interests them about sport
• Be intrigued about performance, evaluate their own and other’s and draw on expertise from athletes and professionals to develop their practice
• Explore rhythm and expression in dance and gymnastics and how this is culturally relevant and different between cultures
• Widen the horizon of experiences relating to exercise
• Have a deep understanding of health and fitness within a healthy lifestyle
• Have the skills to try any new sport and show resilience in their approach to practising key skills
• Articulate the role exercise has in mental health and overall wellness
• Can swim confidently and practise water safety, knowing how to self rescue
• Use a range of independent learning strategies to perfect techniques, tactics and strategy in a range of sports
• Self regulate their learning through metacognition

Watch our
Physical Education Video

We hope you will watch our video that will show you some of the amazing learning and fun that takes place in our school.  Our pupils had fun being filmed and showcasing their work.

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Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20

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