At Pyrcroft Grange we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.
The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:
- Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance
- Have and maintain high levels physical fitness
- Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly
- Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being
- Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others
- Are able to improve their own and others’ performance
- Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport
- Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.
Teachers are supported to plan a motivating curriculum which will engage children to enjoy physical activity.
As part of the planning process teachers will plan for
- A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth
- Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner
- Opportunities to work with experts in the field and learn from their work ethic and demonstrations of good practice
- Opportunities for competition within the local community and beyond
Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
- A celebration of skills through inter house competition
- Pupil discussions about their learning
- Children taking enthusiastic participation in Physical activity both in and out of school
- The annual tracking of standards across the curriculum