Ratby Primary School believes that Physical Education (P.E), experienced in a safe and challenging way, is essential to children’s wellbeing, physical development and can be essential in developing the ‘whole child’.
In PE lessons our aim is to make physical activity inclusive and enjoyable for all children. Lessons are differentiated through different challenges and support to suit the needs of all pupils. We aim to develop fundamental skills in our PE lessons and then apply these in a variety of different situations.
We offer competitive opportunities outside of lessons and aim to gain success at external competitions, as we feel it is important to give children the opportunity to compete. We regularly field teams in a variety of sports and often gain successes in local competitions.
At Ratby Primary School Physical Education is taught through Twinkl’s Move scheme of work which offers acoherently planned sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have progressively covered the requirements of thePE National Curriculum. The Twinkl Move scheme of work ensures that children have a varied and well mapped out PEcurriculum. It provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the PE National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 for both indoor and outdoor PE. This progression is clearly identified on progression maps and each lesson has been carefully planned to match these. In KS1, the focus of the PE curriculum is on the development of the fundamental skills that will be built upon in KS2 when they are applied in specific sports. At Twinkl Move, it is ourintention to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE in all young people. We aim to help ensure a positive and healthy physical and mental outlook in the future and help young people to develop essential skills like leadership and teamwork. Within each lesson, we strive to give every child the opportunity to develop skills in PE, consider the impact on their health and fitness, compete/perform and evaluate. These elements are always clearly identified both in lesson plans and on progression maps. All lessons are carefully differentiated which helps to ensure that learning is as tailored and inclusive as possible. It is also the intention of Twinkl Move to ensure that every child has access to at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Detailed lesson plans ensure that all teachers are equipped with the secure subject knowledge required to deliver modern, high-quality teaching and learning opportunities for all areas of the PE National Curriculum. Technical glossaries, skills posters and adult guidance support teachers in their subject knowledge, allowing them to share technical vocabulary and skills clearly, confidently and concisely. Our overarching aim is for teachers to have the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in teaching all areas of PE, regardless of their main areas of expertise. Lessons are planned alongside subject-specific progression maps to ensure that children are given the opportunity to practise existing skills and also build on these to develop new or more advanced skills. There is a structure to the lesson sequence whereby prior learning is always considered and opportunities for revision and practise are built into lessons. However, this is not to say that this structure should be followed rigidly: it allows for this revision to become part of good practice and ultimately helps build depth to the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in PE.
Interwoven into the teaching sequence are key assessment questions which are identified in green. These allow teachers to assess the different levels of understanding at various points in the lesson and also allow time to recap concepts where necessary, helping to embed learning.
Formative assessments are supported through the inclusion of assessment grids on lesson plans where notes can be recorded to show different children’s achievements and where challenge or support is required in future lessons. PE learning journeys are intended to show a personal formative record from the child’s perspective.
A more formal summative assessment spreadsheet is included to help monitor the impact against National Curriculum aims. Move includes resources specifically aimed at ensuring all children have access to at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Each unit is mapped against the progression documents to ensure that learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the full breadth of the PE curriculum through engaging and age-appropriate curriculum content. Our indoor units are often themed with strong cross-curricular links to other subjects and topics, such as Romans and Traditional Tales. This all helps to make the learning memorable, allowing links to be made and ultimately creating a higher level of engagement and understanding. Attainment and progress can be measured using our assessment spreadsheets. The high quality and consistent approach to PE teaching, that is a feature of the Twinkl Move PE lessons, should significantly improve attainment in knowledge and skills in PE. The impact of using the full range of Move resources, including display materials, will increase the profile of sport, PE and physical activity across the school. With technical PE vocabulary displayed, spoken and used by all learners, the learning environment will be more consistent across both key stages. Whole school and parental engagement will be improved through the use of active assemblies and PE-specific home learning tasks.