At Trottiscliffe C of E Primary School, we are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils and our Physical Education curriculum is no exception.
PE at Trottiscliffe encompasses more than just being active, it’s about developing the necessary skills needed to confidently compete in sports, understanding the importance of physical and mental health and also the ability to push oneself to achieve a personal best. Therefore our aim is to provide our children with a breadth of memorable P.E experiences where they can boost their wellbeing, improve their physical skills, acquire sporting knowledge and develop their culture capital and competitive spirit.
Our Physical Education provision aims to do the following:
- To ensure that all pupils experience a wide ranging and diverse Physical Education curriculum.
- To promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and highlight the benefits of physical activity on the body.
- To provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to pursue their interests in sport and physical activity.
- To develop student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences through a variety of sporting activities and competitive experiences.
- To enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities.
- To establish and develop community with sporting agencies where pupils can further participate and fulfil their sporting potential.
By the time our students leave us, they will be well-equipped with the skills, the knowledge, and the confidence required to actively participate in the competitive sporting world around them. They will be made familiar with various different sports, the rules, skills and tactics needed to play them, so that they can confidently be part of any sporting activity offered to them and lead active and healthy lives in the future.
Our Physical Education curriculum follows the National Curriculum and provides children with a wide range of opportunities, with a strong focus on developing skills and self-assessment of those skills.
PE curriculum lessons are usually taught by professional coaches and specialist teachers to ensure all pupils have access to high quality teaching throughout their time in our school. In lessons, children develop their PE skills though guided practice, peer coaching, personal best development, competitions and games.
Our children experience a range of physical opportunities:
- Extra-curricular sporting opportunities such as Netball, Football, Athletics and Tennis.
- School trips, such as the Tennis at Wimbledon,
- Inter-school competitions in the local area,
- Swimming in all KS2 year groups,
- Forest School sessions
- Daily Mile,
- Sponsored whole school activities, charity events and workshops to develop inspiration and leadership in sport.
The impact of our PE provision is tangible in our school. Our children understand how exercise can make them feel good, how it allows them to gain a variety of skills and enjoy an active lifestyle. Through P.E, our children have learnt to work better with each other and also further develop skills such as communication, tolerance, trust, empathy and respect for others. Because of our P.E curriculum, our children can cooperate, lead others and learn how to better cope in challenging situations.
We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:
- Learning walks
- Pupil voice & perception surveys
- Regular feedback each lesson
All children in Key Stage Two have swimming lessons each year at Larkfield Leisure Centre. During these lessons the children work towards the School Swimming Awards Scheme organised by Swim England. As a school, we are committed to endeavouring to ensure all of our pupils are taught how to be safe near water, to swim 25m and basic survival skills.
Our lessons are taught by specialist swimming instructors and are usually taught in 3 groups. This means that swimming lessons are typically delivered through a ratio of 1:4 enabling our pupils to make rapid progress towards becoming stronger and safer swimmers.