Nook Lane Junior School Subject Overviews - Physical Education (P.E.)

Vision

At Nook Lane Junior School, children receive high-quality P.E lessons that enable them to perform, with increasing competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities. Children will be exposed to a range of different sports and physical activities including gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics and games. We will actively encourage and provide opportunities for children to apply their skills at competitive events including both inter-school and intra-school competition.

Not only should these opportunities develop physical skill but also embed Nook Lane's Core Values by teaching children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team and understand fairness and equity of play. A Nook Lane child's development of these skills and knowledge will be supported through a range of extra-curricular opportunities and engagement with the local community. P.E. lessons and extra-curricular activities are inclusive and staff are equipped in removing barriers to participation, ensuring a physical education for all children as well as providing an opportunity for all to attend competitive events.

Alongside the skills, knowledge and understanding of different sports and activities, children should also gain an understanding of how physical activity effects their bodies, the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle and the ways in which they can improve their physical and mental wellbeing through physical activity and a healthy diet.

Intent

At Nook Lane Junior School, we aspire to help children develop, building progressively each year on the following P.E. key intentions:

PE1  Children will continue to develop and be able to apply fundamental skills such as running, jumping throwing and catching in isolation and combination.
PE2  Children play competitive games such as basketball, cricket, rounders, netball, tennis and rugby. They will be able to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending as well as developing their ability to work in a team by improving communication and collaboration with their peers.
PE3  Children develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.
PE4  Children perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
PE5  Children take part in outdoor adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
PE6  Children develop confidence in comparing their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best.
PE7  Children develop a sense of their own physical and mental wellbeing and discover ways in which to improve these through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
PE8  Children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently using a range of strokes over a distance of 25m. They will have an awareness of water safety in different water-based situations.

Key Concepts

Throughout their learning, children will develop an in-depth understanding of the following concepts that are continually returned to and discussed within each unit of learning so they can answer the 'bigger questions' listed below:

  1. Teamwork and cooperation - What does a team player look like and how can cooperating make us more successful both individually and collectively?
  2. Fairness - Why is fairness important in games? Do rules ensure a game is fair?
  3. Sportsmanship - What qualities do I need to be a good sportsman/woman? Does sportsmanship mean always scoring the most goals?
  4. Leadership - What is the role of/makes a good leader or captain?
  5. Fitness - What are the different ways I can keep fit? Why is it important?
  6. Movement - What are the different ways in which I can move and travel and how does this help me?
  7. Balance - Why is balance important and when is this applied?
  8. Coordination - Why is coordination important and when is this applied?
  9. Agility - Why is agility important and when is this applied?
  10. Tactics - Why are tactics so important to games? What role do attack and defence play in competitive games?
  11. Health - What can we do to keep our bodies healthy?
  12. Evaluation - What steps can I take to improve my individual/teams performance?

P.E. Key Intentions and Concepts

 

 

 

 

  Our P.E. key intentions and concepts
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Implementation

  • Following the 2014 National Curriculum as well as our own School priorities and curriculum intentions, we teach PE through specific sports and activities:
    • Year 3 - benchball, basketball, tag-rugby, hockey, dance, gymnastics and health and fitness.
    • Year 4 - ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, cross country, cricket, outdoor athletics, tennis, orienteering, dance and gymnastics.
    • Year 5 - indoor and outdoor athletics, basketball, benchball, cross country, cricket, gymnastics, tennis, gymnastics and dance.
    • Year 6 - Dance, health and fitness, orienteering, netball, hockey, table tennis, rounders, gymnastics, outdoor athletics.
  • Activity is incorporated across the curriculum, where possible, as active learning.
  • All PE lessons are taught with a focus on key skills and incorporate our curriculum intentions.
  • Lessons are sequenced to allow children to build sport specific skills whilst warming up and cooling down.
  • Skills are mapped-out progressively within each year group ensuring that children make progress in their skillset year-on-year.
  • Extra opportunities are provided at lunchtime and after-school for children to participate in physical activity and competitive sport.

Impact

  • Children will be able to apply fundamental skills such as running, jumping throwing and catching in isolation and combination to a range of sports.
  • Children will feel confident taking part in competitive sport and will be able to apply the fundamentals of attacking and defending.
  • Children will be able to perform with flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Children will be able to sequence and perform dance movements in a variety of styles.
  • Children will be able to accurately reflect on their own and others performance in different sports.
  • Children will understand what the benefits of physical activity are and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Children will have taken part in outdoor adventurous activity both in a team and individually.
  • Children will be able to swim 25m using a range of strokes and understand how to be safe in and around water.
  • Children will develop an in-depth understanding of the following concepts that are continually returned to and discussed within each unit of learning so they can answer the 'bigger questions'.

Overview of Learning

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 3 Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Benchball
Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Basketball
Indoor
Health and fitness

Outdoor
Hockey
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Tag rugby
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Outdoor Athletics
Year 4 Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Swimming / Ultimate frisbee
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Swimming / Dodgeball
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Cross country
Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Cricket
Indoor
Tennis

Outdoor
Outdoor Athletics
Indoor
Orienteering

Outdoor
Tennis
Year 5 Indoor
Indoor Athletics

Outdoor
Basketball
Indoor
Benchball

Outdoor
Cross country
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Cricket
Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Outdoor Athletics
Indoor
Tennis

Outdoor
Cricket
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Cross country
Year 6 Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Orienteering
Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Netball
Indoor
Health and fitness

Outdoor
Hockey
Indoor
Gymnastics

Outdoor
Outdoor athletics
Indoor
Table tennis

Outdoor
Orienteering
Indoor
Dance

Outdoor
Rounders

Curriculum

Our Curriculum: P.E. subject booklet gives full details of:

  • National Curriculum, and
  • Knowledge & Skills Progression

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