Physical Education at St Michael's

The Curriculum Leader for this subject is Mrs Hudson


Intent

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

KS1 Kinder Cricket

Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. At St Michael’s Nursery and Infant School, our aim is to ensure all children enjoy and are engaged in Physical Education and Sport.

Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.

Healthy Movers with Coach Amy


Implementation

Each Key Stage One child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons. Pupils in KS1 are given ample opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through games, dance and gymnastics.

Sports Day - Summer 2021

Early Years pupils receive a one hour directed PE lesson each week and access the Outdoor Curriculum every single day.

Developing Physical Gross Motor Skills in the Early Years

In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting and active clubs such as: Wheelchair Basketball, walks in the community, Yoga workshops, UDance and Multi Skills clubs.

Wheelchair Basketball with Nat

We also encourage active playtimes through the use of our playground coach. Coach David plays on the yard each week to demonstrate example games and active challenges that the children can later lead for themselves.


Impact

All children at St. Michael’s receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child accesses all of the key areas of the subject on offer at our school. Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age appropriate level. Festivals and competitions ensure all of our children have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports both in and outside of school whether that be at a competitive or non-competitive level. emphasis focused on increasing children’s activity levels.

Multi Skills Competition - Sep 2021