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Priory Park Infant School

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Physical Education  INTENT

The aim of Physical Education at Priory Park Infants is to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities and go on to lead healthy lifestyles. We aim to encourage work and play with others, the following of rules, responsible attitudes to safety of selves and others and an enjoyment of physical activity through Forest School and outdoor classroom provision. We aim to offer opportunities for children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination. Through our PE weekly planning staff will be competent and confident to deliver lessons so children will learn basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. They will learn to participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and to perform dances using simple movement patterns. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition, and good sporting behaviour. Thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and respect.

Physical Education  IMPLEMENT

Priory Park Infants train and support staff so our PE curriculum plans, delivered through GetSet4PE online scheme of work, are designed 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 class games and intra competitions - Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness, Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly 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 wellbeing; - Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography; - Are able to improve their own and others’ performance; - As part of the planning process, teachers plan the following: - A cycle of lessons for different units throughout the year, in  fundamentals, dance, gymnastics, yoga, athletics and games, which carefully plans for progression and depth across the school year groups including performances and competitions.  A continuous development of ball and tactical skills is developed in ongoing units across the year, ball skills, send and receive, target games, invasion and net and wall, as part of one of the children’s weekly PE lessons.

 All pupils have regular weekly sessions to attend Forest School either in the schools grounds, The Wild Area or in Year 2 at the local Priory Park. Leaders provide detailed plans to develop :-gross motor skills by swinging and climbing, safety rules and an awareness of others, fine motor skills such as using tools, collaboration and co-operation and the enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.

 We plan and offer opportunities for children to enjoy, work with coaches and observe and attend workshops with professionals such as Karate, throughout the year.

PE in the early years at Priory Park Infants develops children’s coordination, control, manipulation, and movement, much of this is done through continuous provision both indoors and outdoors and structured PE lessons. Children are given opportunities to develop their gross motor skills which include jumping, hopping, skipping, climbing and running, and also playing with pedal and push and pull toys. Fine motor skills are also developed by providing opportunities to practise filling containers, doing puzzles and stringing beads which in turn help children with life skills such as tying shoe laces and holding pencils.

physical Education IMPACT

Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: - A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes; - Pupil discussions about their learning; - The tracking of understanding and knowledge across the units by means of floor books and pupil voice.

We see children with a keen interest in PE – a willingness to participate eagerly in lessons, positive attitudes and engaging in extracurricular activities such as our Multiskills  and dance clubs.

Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Priory Park Infants children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.