PE at Audley aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Pupils participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
All children receive two hours of physical education a week. These lessons are delivered by class teachers, following the 'Real PE' approach.
Why is PE taught the way we teach it?
PE is a major part of Audley’s curriculum. It provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how to be successful participants in physical activity and take part in new sports. P.E at our school helps our children to understand what physical activity looks like, feels like, and how with practice they are able to improve their individual and team performance to reach high quality outcomes. The whole school will begin to experience a range of gymnastics, dance and games activities. They will be able to demonstrate basic movements and begin to link skills together to work towards an intended outcome. They will start to understand the requirements of working within different group dynamics.
By the time pupils reach years 5 and 6 they will have a deep and varied PE experience. They will be able to call upon an extensive range of skills and link these together to perform more complex movements and tasks. They will have the confidence to work well within a variety of group dynamics and apply tactical and strategical thinking in a range of contexts under pressure. Pupils will be able evaluate their own performance and that of others.
What makes Audley’s coverage/approach to PE effective?
Leaders adopt or construct a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
Teachers use the Real PE platform to create an environment that allows pupils to focus on skills based learning with the aim that all children can both achieve and challenge themselves within the same activity. Children are engaged and supported by a range of video or picture prompts and learning and activities are fun, engaging, physical and challenging. The focus will be on the children completing skills and supporting each other to improve and develop their skill. Using Real PE allows the focus to be on team work, personal bests and self-challenge instead of competing against other children who may be at different ability levels.
Lessons will be engaging for all children and will give all children the opportunity to succeed and improve at their own rate and in a way they feel safe.
The program reflects the school’s ambitious intentions for a coherently planned curriculum with a focus on supporting each other and aiming for individual excellence, allowing children to develop sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning when entering secondary school
What do we want an Audley pupil to know/have experienced/be able to do before they leave Year 6, with regard to PE?
Key stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
- Master 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
- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key stage 2 (Years 3 – 6)
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.