Physical Education (P.E.) helps pupils to develop physically, personally and socially. The children work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that P.E. offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.
At St. Oswald's we utilise the Lancashire PE Passport - created by PE specialists who share a passion for developing a high-quality challenging, progressive and memorable PE provision - which is an online Physical Education planning, assessment and tracking tool designed to enable teachers to deliver, monitor and assess all children’s achievements and progress in P.E. The PE Passport is child centred and allows pupils' achievement’s in and out of school to be recorded and tracked from Reception right through to Year 6. By utilising the PE Passport, we have access to a full curriculum of engaging, interactive P.E lessons for each year group with each lesson containing clear, progressive learning objectives; differentiated activities and videos to support the delivery, understanding and progress of the children.
Within Year Group or Key Stages, topics include:
- Fundamental Movement Skills: This area covers children in Early Years Foundation Stage starting to perform fundamental skills at an emerging level. These skills include travelling fast, running fast, hopping on both feet, rolling a ball underarm, underarm throw, overarm throw, bouncing a ball and catching a ball; developing to also include dodging, skipping, side galloping, striking a ball off a tee and striking with a drop feed by the end of Year 2. In Years 3 – 6 children continue to master these fundamental skills, develop sport specific skills and improve their consistency, accuracy, confidence, control and speed in using these skills.
- Invasion Games: This area covers children in Early Years Foundation Stage starting to run skilfully to negotiate space, avoid obstacles and adjust speed and direction; in Year 1 implementing simple tactics to outwit an opponent; in Year 2 moving into space to pass or receive a ball and striking and throwing a ball away from fielders or opponents; in Years 3-6 developing and refining sport specific skills (e.g. chest pass, bounce pass, dribbling, catching, shooting, kicking and receiving a pass) attacking skills and defending skills.
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities (Year 3 – 6): This area covers children learning how to orientate a map, use control cards and navigate a course safely to using these skills with increased confidence, speed and accuracy whilst using a compass effectively, setting the direction of travel from a map and compass, being increasingly independent and following a course successfully.
- Gymnastics: This area covers children in Early Years Foundation Stage starting to move freely and with confidence, climb and jump off equipment safely; in Year 1 to creating simple combinations of movements, travelling on feet or hands and feet to balancing (on 3 or 4 large body parts), jumping and landing, creating shapes, rolling (egg roll and pencil roll) and using apparatus; to Year 2 creating longer sequences, travelling on feet or hands and feet, to balancing, rolling (dish roll and teddy roll) and using apparatus; to Years 3-6 creating longer sequences (up to 8-10 actions) and a greater variety of travels, balances (including counter balance and counter tension), jumps and rolls.
- Athletics: This area covers children in Early Years Foundation Stage starting to perform the fundamental movement skills (running, throwing, rolling a ball and use of space) at an emerging level; in Year 1 developing the fundamental movement skills (plus hopping and jumping); to Year 2 being able to master some of the basic skills; to Years 3-6 to developing specific athletic skills and performing them with speed, accuracy, control and confidence.
- Dance: This area covers children in Early Years Foundation Stage starting to create movement, gestures and expression in response to music; in Year 1 to develop, repeat and link movements using actions like turn, jump, gesture and stillness; in Year 2 to remember and repeat phrases to create sequences of 3 or 4 actions and to vary speed, energy and strength of movements; in Years 3 – 6 to develop longer sequences with control and precision, either individually or with a partner, and creativity compose simple dances with an awareness of their audience.
- Striking and Fielding (Year 1 – 6): This area covers children in Year 1 and Year 2 striking a ball off a tee and starting to use tactics; to Years 3-6 to developing specific skills that are transferable to different sporting activities. These skills include the development of control, speed, accuracy and confidence in bowling underarm, striking a ball off a tee and a thrown ball, catching a ball and overarm throwing when fielding.
- Net and Wall (Year 1 – 6): This area covers children in Year 1 and Year 2 looking for space to throw, hit and run and starting to use tactics; to Years 3-6 to developing specific skills that are transferable to different sporting activities. These skills include the development of control, speed, accuracy and confidence in positioning, over and underarm throwing, holding a racket and forehand and backhand strokes.
- Swimming (KS2): This area covers children learning how to swim unaided in shallow water from a variety of starting points. The children will be taught to swim a minimum of 25 metres using a range of different strokes. They will understand about water safety, hazards and risks and perform self-rescue
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