Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
Arden Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Arden, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
PE at Arden Primary provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a wide and varied range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
• The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. The PE curriculum is health-based and focuses on 3 areas of learning namely Hands, Head and Heart.
Hands; covering the learning of skills and agilities
Head; gaining knowledge and understanding of tactics, rules, safety, health benefits
Heart; focused on gaining qualities such as resilience, leadership and independence.
• Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. One session is delivered by the PE and Health Team and the other by the class teacher.
• Children in Year 3 and Year 5 swim every other week throughout both years. The amount of time given to swimming is high and reflects the value we place on learning this invaluable life skill.
• The school provides regular inset to staff to ensure that they have the skills and confidence to deliver sessions which challenge the children and meet their needs, this takes the form of CPD sessions and team teaching.
• All pupils participate in competition through the school intra house system experiencing a different competitive activity each half term. There are also opportunities for children to compete against other schools through numerous leagues that we enter.
• The school runs an extensive after school programme for sport with activities and sessions provided for all age groups in KS1 And KS2.
• The school has Sports Ambassadors which support in break and lunchtimes activities and provide regular feedback from their classes to the PE Team.
The children are confident and motivated movers, they enjoy being active, understand the importance of physical activity as part of health and well- being. We aim by time they leave for all children to achieve physical literacy, thus having the skills, confidence, competence and knowledge to be participate in sport at an individually appropriate level for life.
In P.E., we use knowledge organisers to make the vocabulary, subject knowledge and curriculum expectations clear. See below for examples.