Intent: at The Hayes, through our school vision Be The Best You Can Be, we strive to inspire all children to develop a love for sport and physical activity. We aim to deliver a high-quality curriculum that inspires all children to succeed in their class PE sessions and to engage in competitive sport. Our curriculum is broad, balanced, inclusive for all and promotes confident, passionate and resilient learners. Through our GetSet4PE curriculum children develop competence in a wide range of physical activities. Our PE lessons are planned using the GetSet platform, which aligns with our school values and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. The curriculum is planned so progression is built upon and our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school. We also aim to ensure that children are physically active for sustained periods of time and lead healthy, active lives.
Teaching and Learning of PE and Sport
At The Hayes, all children benefit from three high quality PE/sport sessions each week. They receive one indoor session and one outdoor session delivered through the GetSet4PE programme, and one swimming session led by the school’s specialist swimming instructor. All teaching staff use the GetSet4PE scheme, ensuring a consistent approach, to deliver high quality PE lessons. All lessons throughout the school are taught in class groups by the class teacher. The whole school curriculum map has been structured to ensure that all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that builds upon skills and knowledge each year. The curriculum has been organised to ensure that children in all Key Stages have access to all statutory areas of the National Curriculum. The children also have access to a wide variety of different sports and activities that go beyond the curriculum and its statutory requirements.
Assessment and Monitoring
The Hayes’ class teachers assess the children’s work in PE every half term. They do this by making informal judgements, as they observe them during lessons, and through assessing against the specific objectives set out in the National Curriculum and recorded using the Get Set 4 PE assessment software. These assessments are monitored by the school’s PE leads. Class teachers use these assessments of the children’s progress, strengths and weaknesses to inform their end of year reports. We have clear expectations of what the pupils will know, understand and be able to do at the end of each Key Stage. Teachers are supported with resources to know how to prepare children for their next phase of education. These resources include the Get Set 4 PE progression of skills document, progression ladders and knowledge organisers.
The planning and coordination of the teaching of PE is the responsibility of the subject leaders who:
• Support colleagues in their teaching, providing a strategic lead and direction
• Evaluate the strengths and areas for development in the subject through staff and pupil voice questionnaires
• Review evidence of the children’s work and observes PE lessons.
Regular Opportunities to be Active
The Hayes also uses ‘Imoves’ and the ‘Daily Mile’ to provide the children with regular, physical activity on a daily basis. These extra sessions give children better opportunities for improved focus in the classroom and promotes increased mental resilience. Through these regular sessions children improve their health, self-esteem, confidence and well-being. The ‘Imoves’ platform also opens opportunities for active learning across all areas of the curriculum. In addition to this, equipment and activities are also made available for the children at playtime and lunchtime each day.
Children at The Hayes develop a love of sport. Regular participation in physical activity enables them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain their own fitness so that they can lead happy and healthy lives. Pupils experience success and grow in confidence as they develop their understanding and abilities in core skills. Through the development of physical skills, children experience success in sporting events and they learn the importance of perseverance and resilience in helping them to reach personal achievements as well as when they are managing disappointment. Engaging in sporting competitions help children to understand the importance of teamwork and inclusivity, leading to a cohesive and encouraging school environment.
We have a purpose built heated indoor swimming pool and are fortunate in having a fully qualified instructor. All children swim fortnightly for 40 minutes and by Year 6 are competent swimmers.
At the end of 2021, 98% of our children in Year 6 could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 98% could swim front crawl and back stroke and 96% could swim breaststroke. 98% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
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