To develop competence in a range of physical activities and equip them with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to live a healthy and active life.
At North Worcester, Physical Education is an integral part of our curriculum, and we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy physical activity, encourage each other and achieve. Physical Education is delivered to give children the necessary tools and understanding to have a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
All children, regardless of their background, needs or abilities are given opportunities within PE to challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance, it will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity.
Our curriculum is appropriately sequenced, ensuring that all children are given the opportunities to expand on prior learning, as they develop through the key stages. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills, which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices.
At North Worcester, PE is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities, within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering different skills focuses each half term based on our progression map. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise throughout the day, during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.
Our PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences, during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. Children are encouraged to stay active at break times and the children in years 1 and above take part in our daily mile.
Our Curriculum supports clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. A particular focus on agility, balance, co-ordination and fitness are also part of our curriculum. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age.
Alternative sports are offered through active break and lunchtimes, PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs. These include archery, yoga, and fencing. All pupils are encouraged to participate in PE and adjustments are made to suit all learners. Any non-participators (e.g. if injured) are engaged in other ways, to ensure lesson objectives are still understood. Children in KS2 will also take part in regular swimming lessons.
At North Worcester, we motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.