Physical Education is a vitally important and compulsory area of the curriculum. All pupils are entitled to 2 hours of high-quality PE every week. Physical Education at Carfield intends to provide pupils with lifelong skills and values related to physical activity aswell as skill and health-related fitness. Pupils will leave Carfield as motivated PE performers, confident in their own ability and bodies; physically competent in a range of invasion games, striking and fielding sports, dance/gymnastics and fitness activities, and reflective practitioners who understand that mistakes are the first steps to success.
In Physical Education lessons, pupils will develop social skills that will positively impact them throughout all areas of their life. This includes skills such as: teamwork, resilience, problem solving, determination and self-efficacy. Our PE curriculum is designed to encourage enjoyment and engagement for all pupils and gives pupils the opportunity to experience positive, early experiences of all PE, school sport and physical activity.
Physical Education lessons are underpinned by our Physical Education Key Concepts or ‘Big Ideas,’ to not only provide children with vital knowledge but also develop their Physical Education skills allowing them to know more, do more and understand more. Physical Education units are planned to ensure that lessons build upon these Big Ideas and that units reflect children developing their understanding and skills in these key areas. There is a clear progression of content and intended outcomes that allow pupils to face challenges and achieve success.
Children will develop their skills in relation to different activity areas. This includes; fine motor skills, gross motor skills, agility, balance and coordination
Children develop social and emotional qualities through interacting with a partner and/or in small groups. They learn how to accept defeat and be humble when winning
Children can identify how the activities in which they participate will have a positive impact on their health and help to inspire an active lifestyle
Children understand the values of fair play and sportsmanship and how this develops their all-round character
Children will take part in activities which involve problem-solving. This will help children to foster a creative approach when dealing with challenges
Children will become better at making decisions through playing warm-up games, skill development and small-sided games
Children will develop a creative approach to tasks and will work hard to reach a solution
Children will be expected to perform in certain activity areas (gymnastics and dance) and will be able to do so with confidence in their ability
Children will develop a metacognitive approach which will enable them to understand how to perform as an individual and in small groups
Children will experience a variety of levels of challenge which will help to develop a more ‘can-do’ attitude to learning
Children will understand that they are on a physical literacy journey, whereby their acquisition of skills (physical, mental) are developed throughout the life course
Children will become reflective learners and develop an open mindset to all aspects of Physical Education
Foundation (Ladybirds) Friday
Year 1 Tuesday and Thursday
Year 2 Tuesday and Friday
Year 3 Monday and Thursday
Year 4 Wednesday and Thursday
Year 5 Friday (all Y5) and Tuesday (Y5V only)
Year 6 Monday and Wednesday