‘A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect’.
– National Curriculum Physical Education (2014)
At Sherington, Physical Education (PE) provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, cooperative, face up to different challenges as individuals and part of a team. We aim to promote healthy and active lifestyles by stimulating and maintaining an interest and enjoyment in PE.
In the Early Years and Foundation Stages (EYFS), the children are provided with stimulating indoor and outdoor play to develop their fine and gross motor skills as part of their physical development.
Children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have two PE lessons a week, an indoor and an outdoor session. They benefit from well-planned lessons using an extensive range of equipment and apparatus –in the hall, ball court and outdoor area. During their time at Sherington, the children will all have access to lessons delivered by specialist teachers which include swimming, tennis, gymnastics and basketball.
We hold a yearly Sports Day for EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2 to celebrate children’s skills developed throughout the year.
At Sherington we promote an active and healthy lifestyle by weekly Get Up and Get Active (GUGAFIT) sessions. We encourage all staff and children, at the end of lunch time, to take part in an enjoyable and motivating fitness session.
Afterschool sports clubs enrich the curriculum and provide pupils with opportunities to work with children from other age groups.
In Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 2
|Allocated budget for Academic year||£19,914|
|Area of Spend||Cost||Intended outcome||Evidence of Impact|
Develop dance skills for all children from year 1 to year 6 for Arts Week performance
Dance coach weekly indoor PE sessions with year 4 children.
|Raising the profile of dance as an important subject with high expectations around performance.
Develop short dance with workshops filmed for future use for all classes
Provision of notes of how to improve practice and adapt for future use
Provision of music mapping for each dance
To improve dance CPD of sports apprentice who observes all sessions.
|Towards a second sports coach to provide opportunities for all children to be physically active after school and at lunch times, particularly those from ‘low income’ families.
|To develop pupils’ positive experiences and attitude towards physical activity.
To give children from ‘low income’ families the opportunity to be trained by an experienced coach at lunch times and also after school. Children from ‘low income’ families to be given priority for the after school clubs run by the coach.
One sports coach to provide sporting sessions to our wrap round service to ensure this group are more physically active
To have two GUGAfit days, dedicated to fitness through aerobic style dance routines. Every class to take part in a workshop over the two days, learning different fitness routines and games to music. Coach to also train year 5 leaders to run 2x weekly whole school GUGAfit sessions at lunch times and to lead lunchtimes games with KS1 children.
PE coaches provide training for teachers to develop their teaching of outdoor PE skills
To increase opportunities for after school clubs by hiring two sports coaches one indoor and one outdoor club every night on offer
To continue to challenge our football team to achieve in competitive games.
To ensure children are trained to take part in local sporting events (eg Sportathon) and push themselves to be competitive
Equipment for after school club
Qualified Sports coach to work alongside teachers to develop skill of teaching Tennis.
|£1250||To build up teacher confidence in the teaching of tennis provide them with relevant subject knowledge and skills.
To provide children in years 3 and 4
the opportunity to be trained by an experienced coach, developing children’s positive attitude towards sports.
To run an after school Tennis session for particularly skilled tennis players
|Gymnastics scheme||£1000||To find a suitable scheme to support teachers in the effective teaching of gymnastics lessons that are in line with the National Curriculum expectations as well as being differentiated.