St Michaels Primary School aims to provide as many children as possible the opportunity to have a positive experience with a variety of sports from a young age. We are striving to create a new ambition for every child through the implementation of the GetSet4 P.E scheme. This is an excellent scheme, which is fully aligned to the aims of the national curriculum and OFSTED requirement. It also allows our teachers to provide a creative and engaging physical education for our children at St Michaels Primary. We are passionate about ensuring children develop in a fun, safe and happy environment whilst education them not only in sports but also as young people so they are successful in both the classroom and in later life.
Implementation (Organisation across the school including EYFS)
All pupils within EYFS, KS1 and KS2 are taught PE in line with the requirements of the national curriculum.
In EYFS, Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, providing the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being.
In EYFS, pupils will be taught to:
Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired: rolling, crawling, walking, jumping – running, hopping, skipping and climbing
Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace
Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport and swimming
Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently
In KS1, 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.
In KS1, pupils will 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.
In KS2, 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.
In KS2, pupils will be taught to:
use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
perform dances using a range of movement patterns
take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Enrichment and Resources
All pupils are encouraged to participate in additional PE opportunities to enhance their learning and development.
The subject leader evaluates the impact of the currently used teaching scheme to make sure that the children receive an enriching PE experience and staff confidence is maintained and boosted when delivering a variety of lessons.
The school employs outside PE organisations who work within the school offering different sporting opportunities to the children. This includes: lunchtime clubs, after school clubs and sporting festivals.
The school has termly PE resource checks led by the subject leader so that each class has the specific equipment available for their varied PE lessons using our school scheme.
All year groups have the opportunity to perform each year through the end-of-year school sports day.
Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities in a variety of physical activities are made available at the school-by-school staff as well as different outside agencies.
The subject leader is responsible for the management and maintenance of PE resources, as well as for liaising with the head and the school business manager in order to purchase further resources.
PE resources will be stored in the PE shed.
PE equipment and resources required for lessons must be retrieved by the class teacher so they are easily accessible to pupils during lessons. Resources are to be returned to the PE shed at the earliest convenience.
The subject leader will undertake an audit of PE equipment and resources on an annual basis and complete a PE grant expenditure form to explain what the school is going to spend the money on and why.
Impact (Assessment, Recording and Reporting)
The GetSet4 P.E scheme has made a huge positive impact on our children, raising various competitions and opportunities for them at St Michaels Primary School. The opportunities for children across the school to participate in competitions with children from other schools, both in person and virtually, continues to benefit our pupils’ resilience, strong sportsmanship and their growth mindset. Many of our children remember these events as highlights of their time at primary school and very much look forward to the challenge and competition. The delivery of sessions following the GetSet4 P.E scheme have additionally had a positive impact on St Michael's Primary School in regards to pupil engagement and teacher feedback. Children in Year 4 in KS2 are able to attend swimming lessons which allowed them to develop and build on their swimming skills. Our children gain a huge amount from attending these lessons and we very much look forward to these opportunities being made available again to them when ease of restrictions allow it.
The class teacher will assess children’s work in PE by making informal judgements through observations during each PE lesson.
Children’s PE attainment is reported to parents within the end of year school report. Teachers will use their own knowledge of the child’s attainment and will make a judgement for the end of year reports:
Working significantly below age-related expectations
Working below age related expectations
Working at age related expectations
Beginning to show deeper understanding within the subject
Consistently showing deeper understanding within the subject
Inclusion and Differentiation
All pupils have equal access to the PE curriculum.
Gender, learning ability, physical ability, ethnicity, linguistic ability and/or cultural circumstances do not impede pupils from accessing PE lessons.
Where it is inappropriate for a pupil to participate in a lesson because of reasons related to any of the factors outlined above, the lessons are adapted to meet the pupil’s needs and alternative arrangements involving extra support will be provided where necessary.
All efforts are made to ensure that cultural and gender differences are positively reflected in lessons and the teaching materials used.
The use of the current PE teaching scheme allows for the differentiation of lessons for reasons mentioned above. For example, our nurture department at school have a tailored curriculum based on the needs of their children which is adapted from the Get Set 4 PE teaching scheme.