PE and Sport
- P.E Intent, Implementation and Impact
- P.E Curriculum Overview
- Sport at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue
The purpose of our P.E curriculum is to ensure that all children develop their practical skills across several sports in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle. In line with the National Curriculum, we ensure that our children develop the competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. These physical activities have been carefully chosen to ensure that our children’s experiences go beyond what they have access to outside of school. Additionally, we understand the importance of children experiencing competition and the implications it has as they learn more about themselves and others. This character development is crucial in order for our children to be an active, responsible member of society and the communities in which they are a part of. Through these experiences we also hope that our pupils build their aspirations and understand the endless possibilities that sport has to offer in the outside world. With the increase in sedentary lifestyles across the U.K, we believe it is our duty to ensure that children have the skills and knowledge to lead and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This is to ensure that the impact we have on our children, goes well beyond their time with us and instead has a lasting impression on their physical and mental health for the rest of their life.
Our aim is for children to develop a P.E Schema. This ensures that children are able to organise knowledge in a meaningful way, rather than acquiring information which on its own has no organisational basis or links. We aim to do this by ensuring children use a threshold concept as the basis for the schema and strengthen it with knowledge and further deepening connections through ‘Proof of Progress’ tasks (POP tasks).
Our big idea (threshold concept) that underpins our P.E curriculum is that children must ‘Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle.’ In order to achieve this, our units of work have been carefully chosen to teach children a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.
The practical skills needed to achieve this threshold concept are broken down into 6 knowledge categories:
This includes the fundamental knowledge of stability, locomotion and object control, progressing to specialised skills like games, gymnastics and dance.
· Tactics and strategy
Tactics are the quick adjustments performers make in the moment to solve problems encountered during a game and strategy is the overall game plan.
· Personal and social
Through competition and participation in each P.E lesson, children are given the opportunity to work independently, work cooperatively, work effectively in a team, demonstrate self-control and respect others.
Our curriculum offers two types of leadership opportunities: leading people and leading an activity. Roles within this include captain, coach, referee, equipment organiser and performer.
· Healthy lifestyle
Our ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ sessions include both practical and classroom lessons with a clear focus on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
These knowledge categories are taught through several units of work. These are:
· HIIT (fitness, stamina, resilience)
· Games Net/Wall
· Games Striking and Fielding
Each of our curriculum’s knowledge categories develop our children’s competence in P.E in a number of different ways.
Through the development of stability, locomotion and object control, children are able to understand what the body can do (types of movement), how the body can move (fast/slow), where the body can move (forwards/backwards), and with whom or what the body moves (behind/beside).
Tactics and strategy
Children have the ability to outwit opponents in games, create interesting sequences in gymnastics or work as a team to complete a challenge in our Cross-curricular orienteering unit.
Personal and Social
In each P.E lesson or competition, there are many opportunities for personal development such as self-control, cooperation and individual responsibility.
The knowledge gained in this category is the ability for children to communicate, cooperate, resolve issues, be reliable, organise and analyse. These qualities are crucial in order to ensure that children leave OAHA as responsible members within their communities inside and outside of school.
By the end of Year 6, our children understand what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle. Not only do we teach children the science behind our health, we ensure that children have the knowledge and skills to actively improve their overall health. From pack up choices, to personalised HIIT (High intensity interval training) sessions, we believe our children leave school well equipped to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The aim of our P.E curriculum and the key concepts which underpin it is to ensure that children leave OAHA with not only the skills and personality traits to thrive at sport, but also with attributes that enable them to be successful in the future.