At Wilbury Primary School, we want our children to be fit, healthy individuals who enjoy participating in sport and who recognise the value of keeping fit for life. High quality PE is a physical and cultural entitlement, enabling children to learn new skills and keep fit and healthy as well as giving access to an enriching aspect of our communal life, which builds character and helps embed values such as fairness and respect.
We teach to the National Curriculum for PE which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
In order to enable our children to develop the necessary motor skills for full engagement in PE and sport, it is important that the PE curriculum provides well-designed opportunities for children to learn and practice these skills in a progressive manner through the school, starting in Early Years. Each year group’s curriculum builds on the learning from previous years, recognising that, without certain skills in place and regular practice, new skills cannot be learned and embedded effectively. By the end of Year 2, we want our children to have developed secure foundations for movement through acquiring adequate levels of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). By the end of year 6, we want our children to have developed high level skills, high levels of fitness and a real enjoyment of sport and exercise that will stand them in good stead for secondary school and beyond.
At the bottom of the page you can view the progression in FMS in Early Years and KS1.
At Wilbury Primary School, we follow GetSet4PE which is planned to ensure practice and progression through the school. In KS1, the class teacher and a PE specialist teaches the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) to ensure that there is a good understanding of the children’s abilities to execute these crucial skills. Whilst specialist teachers predominantly teach competitive games in KS2, class teachers will teach at least one games unit along with OAA and gymnastics to ensure a broad understanding of children’s capabilities so that they make the expected progress. We also have a dance specialist who teaches dance progressively from Year 1 to Year 6.
A key part of our PE curriculum is the building of cultural capital for our children and we recognise the PE taught curriculum can play a vital role in broadening access to important knowledge and skills for all pupils. Opportunities to play competitively as part of a team are given through regular after school sessions, lunchtime competitions, competitions against other schools within the Local Authority and in sports day where all students participate in their Key Stage. Children gain knowledge regarding current sporting affairs through themed activities e.g. Path to Paris.
Keeping physically active for sustained periods of time is key to improving fitness levels and reducing obesity, a significant problem for children in Edmonton compared to national figures. Our aim is to provide many opportunities for children to be as active as possible throughout the school day and not just in the 2 hours of taught PE each week. All children participate in the daily mile as part of our healthy schools programme. We promote active lunchtimes so that all children have the opportunity to engage in some sort of physical activity. For example, the Year 6 Sports Leaders run weekly competitions for children to take part in.
Vocabulary enrichment runs through our whole curriculum and therefore we ensure that children learn new vocabulary through PE that is transferrable to other areas of the curriculum to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
Below you can view the key learning at each stage (composite knowledge) and progression documents.