Sandwich Infant School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.
We intend to deliver fun, high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills.
We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Sandwich Infant School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. We hope to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary through our broad range of sporting activities.
We also include within our PE curriculum the knowledge of the importance of a healthy life style, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere.
Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week and are taught through the use of Get Set 4 PE and Team Theme, which both are in-line with the National Curriculum, and are used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and delivery of PE. Teachers are able to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their classes and provides each year group with clear progression.
Team Theme coaches offer fun and innovative sessions and enable staff the chance to upskill their own practice.
Our curriculum provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics and dance.
Our long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that progression is met through the different year groups.
Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across, the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more.
Pupils are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities after school and throughout the year given the opportunity for enrichment workshops covering a variety of physical fitness. For example: bounce, Scootability, indoor surf school, archery, a nerf gun experience and street dance. This provides the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
We aim to launch some inter house sports competitions this year to help develop teamwork and leadership skills, while the children have fun.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports activities through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the
necessary skills and a love for sport and keeping fit. To hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.