We believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to, which is why it is included in our School Development Plan, school website and newsletters. Our school recognises the value that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.
All pupils are entitled to benefit from high quality PE provision and there is significant evidence to show that this supports other learning throughout the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles; improves emotional well-being; reduces poor behaviour; increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others. Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. There will also be opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; instil self- discipline; develop skill; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong learning skills.
A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We are improving our programme of intra and inter school competitions which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. This will mean that pupils have the opportunity to participate at all of the four levels of competitive sport.
Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We will be developing our links to outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction in the community.
We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching & learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance.
‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).
Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements.
‘Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
A strong desire to learn & make progress;
High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness;
High levels of enjoyment and enthusiasm and a strong desire to get involved.’(DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).
By implementing a monitoring & reviewing assessment system of PE, we can measure the impact and progress of the quality & provision within our school which will lead to overall whole school improvement.
At Forest View Junior School we teach class-based physical development, PE and sport in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum. This provision is enhanced with a range of extra-curricular opportunities including lunchtime, after-school clubs, inter-school competitions, and residential visits.
KS2: All pupils participate in the PE National Curriculum, covering the following areas of learning:
swimming (for pupils in Year 4 only)
outdoor and adventurous activities (for Years 3,4,5 and 6, undertaken through residential visits)
Extra-curricular PE and Sport:
From December 2013, the school has employed a specialist PE Sports Leader who works each day with different classes coaching sport at lunchtime across the school. This is paid for by the School Sport and PE funding providing all pupils with high quality PE opportunities at lunchtime
We also provide a range of sport-based after-school clubs, according to the time of year and staff skills and expertise. recent clubs have included Football, Gymnastics, Hi 5, Tag rugby, Tennis, Multi-skills and Athletics.
The school plays regular fixtures against other local schools and participates in area competitions. Lots of events and intra school competitions take place in relation to our cross curricular topic work. This introduces a competitive element to team games and allows children to put into practice the skills developed in lessons. These opportunities foster a sense of team spirit and co-operation amongst our children.
Recently the children have competed in:
Girls Football League
Boys Football League
Schools Games Indoor Athletics at Dukeries College
Newark & Sherwood Cross Country Relays
AAA Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country
Mansfield Harriers Cross Country Race
Coming up in the Summer Term we have a range of school games events to look forward to
ABOUT THE PE AND SPORT PREMIUM
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of PE, school sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
PE, school sport and physical activity all have numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental well-being (increasing self-esteem and emotional well-being and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
At The Forest View Academy we teach class-based physical development, PE and sport in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum. This provision is enhanced with a range of extra-curricular opportunities including lunchtime, after-school clubs, inter-school competitions, and residential visits.