PE and Sport

At Alburgh with Denton Primary School we are committed to PE and sport and ensure that every child takes place in a full curriculum (2 hours a week). Our curriculum is delivered through many areas of activity including dance, games, gymnastics, athletics, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities. At the bottom of this page you can see the Key Stage 1 programme of study or the Key Stage 2 programme. We ensure children understand the importance of an active healthy lifestyle and how different activities affect their fitness and development. This is achieved through a number of ways including questioning, pupil observations and assessments as well as cross curricular links with other subjects such as Science and Literacy.

To support our curriculum time table, we offer a wide variety of after school clubs that have a high attendance, such as gymnastics, tennis, karate, football, tag rugby, cricket, dancing, rounders etc. 

We currently hold a 'Gold' School Games Mark award, which is a fantastic achievement! This is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition and PE provision across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

Our Intent

Our intent at Alburgh with Denton primary school is that children will be given an opportunity to develop a lifelong interest in sport, fitness and PE. Their understanding of the health benefits of physical activity will allow them to make informed decisions about healthy living in the future. As a school we believe that children’s learning should demonstrate clear progression from year to year. To achieve this, in PE, all teachers will use GetSet4PE planning units and year group progression documents. In the below links, it is easy to foresee the progression which each individual child is expected to make, specifically with regard to Physical Education (P.E) and vocabularic skills. In the Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) section, developing from the usage of the word ‘share’, towards more complex phrases such as ‘co-operatively’ and ‘critical thinking’, it is clear to see the progression which the children are all capable of.

Physical Skills Ladder

PE Progression

PE Vocabulary Pyramids

We also value the expertise of external coaches who can offer learning opportunities that enhance those delivered by our teachers. It is our intent to build relationships with external providers of sport to develop community links and allow children at here to experience extracurricular sport.  As PE attracts significant funding through the Primary PE and Sport Premium, the PE lead and members of the Senior Leadership Team will ensure this spending is in line within the 5 key priorities:

1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
2. The profile of PE being raised across the school
3. Increased knowledge, confidence and skills of staff in teaching PE
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport

To ensure that children meet the expectations of our curriculum they will be timetabled to do a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week. The focus on PE teaching in EYFS and KS1 will be on fundamental skills, KS2 will focus on specific sports. Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

PE places a high value on secure and detailed knowledge of individual sports, rules, tactics and specific vocabulary related to a given sport. We also recognise the close link between PE and the Science curriculum. Scientific concepts relating to PE are reinforced in PE lessons. These links between science and sport will be made explicit to children and are mapped alongside the science curriculum. It is our intent that as well as the knowledge and skills associated with PE, children are also taught; communication, collaboration, resilience, honesty, respect, leadership and perseverance in PE lessons.

By the end of year 6 we aim that most children will have been given opportunities to:

  • Visit a local sporting facility.
  • Develop leadership skills through leading warm ups in KS1 and applying for sports leaders and supporting sports events in KS2.
  • Represent our school at county or cluster competitions or festivals.
  • Experience a broad range of sports and sporting activities as part of their regular PE lessons, these will include activities which take place outside of the school grounds
  • To participate in a variety of after school clubs
  • Watch significant sporting events and achievements through assemblies and BBC sports clips.
  • Leave primary school as a confident and competent swimmer

Pupils are taught to:

  • Use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including music and performing basic skills like jumping, travelling, making a shape, jumping, turning and gesturing
  • Change the rhythm, speed, level and direction of their movements
  • Create and perform dances using simple movement patterns, including those from different times and cultures
  • Express and communicate ideas and feelings

Pupils are taught to:

  • Travel with, send and receive a ball and other equipment in different ways
  • Develop these skills from simple striking/fielding and invasion type games and also games they have made using simple tactics for defending and attacking

Pupils are taught to:

  • Perform basic skills in travelling, being still, finding space and using it safely, both on the floor and using apparatus
  • Develop the range of their skills and actions eg: balancing, taking off and landing, turning and rolling
  • Choose and link skills and actions in short movement phrases

Pupils are taught to:

  • Create and perform dances using a range of movement patterns, including those from different times, places and cultures
  • Respond to a range of stimuli and accompaniment

Pupils are taught to:

  • Play and make up small sided and modified competitive net, striking/fielding and invasion games
  • Use skills and tactics and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Work with others to organise and keep the games going

Pupils are taught to:

  • Create and perform fluent sequences on the floor and using apparatus
  • Include variations in level, speed and direction in their sequence

Pupils are taught to:

  • Take part in and design challenges and competitions that call for precision, speed, power or stamina
  • Use running, jumping and throwing skills both singly and in combination
  • Pace themselves in these challenges and competitions

Pupils are taught to:

  • Pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
  • Swim unaided for a substantial period of time over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
  • Use a range of recognised strokes

Pupils are taught to:

  • Take part in outdoor activity challenges, including following trails in challenging environments
  • Use a range of orienteering and problem solving skills
  • Work with others to meet the challenges