At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, our curriculum enables our pupils to develop the skills and competences to take part in a wide range of competitive sports and activities, build their confidence, physical skills, sporting talents and lead healthy, active lifestyles. The PE curriculum and lessons are adapted for pupils with SEND and opportunities for challenge, for confident and skilled pupils.
Through our PE lessons and sporting opportunities children develop personal characteristics such as resilience, collaboration, fairness and respect.
By creating an exciting, varied programme of study we aim to improve attendance by ensuring children enjoy being in school and get opportunities to thrive.
Our PE curriculum reflects the objectives from Complete PE and Maestro Cornerstones, which follow National Curriculum objectives, adapted to the needs of our pupils.
Pupils have at least 2 hours PE a week through lessons and develop the skills and tactics that are transferable in competitive sports.
Skills are logically sequenced, built upon and regularly revisited with physical practise, in order to aid long term memory.
Activities during playtimes and lunchtimes also support physical fitness and provide opportunities for pupils to lead and play active games. Pupils can access further sporting opportunities through a range of lunchtime and after school clubs.
The school organises an Annual Sports Day for KS1 and KS2 as well as other opportunities that promote sports. These give children experiences of competing in sport to audiences.
The school plays a full part in sporting competitions giving pupils of all abilities and ages the opportunity to represent the school in House matches, in local and regional competitions.
Monitoring shows that PE lessons occur when they should and that these lessons follow curriculum objectives in building skills for long term physical and mental memory. Children are able to talk about what they learn, use technical vocabulary and evaluate their performance. They can suggest improvements for themselves and others. PE lessons are adapted for SEND and more able pupils are challenged and given opportunities to lead and demonstrate.