PE at KLT
The vision for Physical Education (PE) at Kirkby La Thorpe (KLT) School aims to inspire all pupils to develop an appreciation and thirst for being physically fit, healthy and active. By implementing our school values of Kindness, Learning & Tolerance, we adopt a 'whole child' approach to nurture confident, resilient, and positive individuals who can strive to achieve their own personal best in all areas of PE. At KLT, we are confident that this offers a well-balanced approach of pedagogy and social and emotional cognition, allowing all pupils to foster a lifelong affinity with being, and staying, fit, healthy and active.
Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils:
• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
• are physically active for sustained periods;
• engage in competitive sports and activities;
• lead healthy, active lives;
• encourage physical activity and exercise;
• build self-esteem, confidence and resilience; and
• provide an inclusive programme that enables all children to access every lesson.
At KLT, we have recently adopted the Get Set 4 PE scheme (September 2020). This scheme is in-line with the National Curriculum and is used to aid teaching staff with subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers can adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their class. The scheme provides a strong basis of expectations for all our year groups/classes. Get Set 4 PE ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills and achieve whole child objectives.
As part of our PE curriculum, you will see:
- children are challenged through enjoyable learning in a range of physical activities;
- swimming lessons for children in Years 2-6, including booster sessions for those children who have not met the statutory 25m requirement by the end of year 6;
- pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons weekly;
- KLT values (Kindness / Learning / Tolerance) are reinforced through learning in PE;
- All children participate in an annual schools games day, where they compete against others whilst being encouraged to demonstrate the school games values (determination/honesty/passion/respect/teamwork /self-belief);
- our long-term planning for each class ensures that National Curriculum requirements are met;
- regular action plans, governor reports and the voice of the pupils are monitored informing future PE provision;
- children are assessed every half-term against the learning outcomes on the Get Set 4 PE website;
- learning intentions are evident on medium-term planning and learning overviews made available to parents via class webpages;
- regular CPD opportunities are offered to teaching staff through the Get Set 4 PE membership;
- a range of inclusive after-school clubs are provided throughout the year for both KS1 and KS2 children;
- year 5 children are trained as playground leaders and offer physical activities to children during break-time and lunchtimes;
- pupil representatives form a school's sports crew. Carre's Outreach provides training and meetings are held to encourage physical activity and healthy living within the school;
- the PE and Sports Premium funds a membership with Carre's Outreach - which provides the school with an Active School Coordinator (1 day per week), providing CPD opportunities for staff and high-quality skilled teaching for all pupils;
- outreach membership includes weekly development festivals/competitions and Change4Life opportunities;
- intra-competitions are held every half term, which encompass the school games values;
- annually children participate in fitness profiling, which highlights areas of strength and weakness across the school (this data is used to inform planning and interventions to meet the needs of the children);
- our Active School Coordinator provides active maths / English each week for all our classes;
- leader logs are present in all classrooms;
- the PE lead meets with the bursar to discuss how the PE and Sports premium can be utilised in our school;
- the PE and Sports premium predicted expenditure and previous expenditure is calculated and displayed on the school's website;
- the PE impact report is written annually and displayed on the school website;
- vocabulary is displayed in classrooms and used consistently in lessons to deepen children’s knowledge and understanding of specific language associated with sports and PE;
- tracking of pupil participation is ongoing, allowing children to be targeted for events, competitions and festivals.
At KLT Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows the children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to various sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and knowledge and are given opportunities to demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical exercise, which will become part of their future lives after leaving our school. We share sporting accolades and achievements both in and out of school in our weekly celebration assembly and as part of our newsletter to parents and carers. In doing so, it is hoped that children feel proud of their achievements and want to strive to stay active for their betterment. By the end of year 6 we aim for all our year 6 pupils to leave school having achieved at least 25m in swimming and are competent in and around the water, which we value as an essential life skill.
Our collaboration with Carre’s Outreach, ensures that as a school we can provide quality CPD opportunities for our staff, promoting shared best practice. Successful implementation can lead to a subject that is progressive and forward thinking and can encompass real-life sporting success.