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We are physical educationalists...

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."

John F Kennedy

Intent

At Heartwood, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport through our weekly PE lessons, daily physical activity, sports clubs and cluster competitions.  We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies, and we strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.

 

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. Through the teaching of good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best and who display good sportsmanship.

 

We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. Children will learn the importance of working within teams developing their communication and collaborative skills. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need

 

Our aim at Heartwood is for every child to leave a school a footballer. We employ a football coach from ICS coaching who teaches the progressive knowledge and skills for football; this is our Heartwood Football Academy. Every child from Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 will have weekly sessions to develop their skills. 

 

Implementation:

  • A rich curriculum: Investment in sporting equipment to provide a broad range of sporting opportunities, and sufficient equipment to encourage full participation and engagement. 

 

  • Competition: Opportunity for all children to take part in competition (cluster sports, sports day, intra competitions, inter competitions and community events) across the academic year.

 

  • Inclusion: Investment in equipment to ensure all pupils can participate in every lesson, and staff training on using the STEP principle,

 

  • Daily physical activity: Utilising the longer school day for yoga, short fitness activities, and active maths/literacy.

 

Impact

  • Physical activity will become part of the school day and staff and pupils will understand the benefits of regular movement.

  • Increased activity levels for all pupils.

  • Full participation and engagement in structured PE lessons.

  • All children will be able to access, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and competition

National Curriculum

 Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure 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

 

EYFS 

 

3 & 4-year-olds will be learning to:

Children in Reception will be learning to:

Early learning goal

Physical development

  • Develop their movement, balancing, riding (scooters, trikes and bikes) and ball skills.
  • Go up steps and stairs, or climb up apparatus, using alternate feet.
  • Skip, hop, stand on one leg and hold a pose for a game like musical statues.
  • Use large-muscle movements to wave flags and streamers, paint and make marks.
  • Start taking part in some group activities which they make up for themselves, or in teams.
  • Match their developing physical skills to tasks and activities in the setting. For example, they decide whether to crawl, walk or run across a plank, depending on its length and width.
  • Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired: - rolling - crawling - walking - jumping - running - hopping - skipping – climbing
  • Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace.
  • Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport and swimming.
  • Combine different movements with ease and fluency.
  • Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group.
  • Develop overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility
  • Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.
  • Develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.
  • Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing: - regular physical activity - healthy eating - toothbrushing - sensible amounts of ‘screen time’ - having a good sleep routine - being a safe pedestrian

Gross Motor Skills

  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing

Expressive art and design

 

  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Watch and talk about dance and performance art, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.

Being Imaginative and Expressive

Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate try to move in time with music. 

 

Key Stage Three and beyond

The Nicholas Hamond Academy 

Our curriculum is designed to prepare the children for the next stages in their education in each subject. Our curriculum map plans to support the declarative and procedural knowledge needed for the children to access and thrive in PE in KS3.

How do we teach PE?

EYFS

In the EYFS, through the physical development strand of the curriculum, we plan in physical activity which enables the children to develop early gross and fine skills. The children will develop strength, coordination and positional awareness through planned activities, games, play and the provision. Nursery children have a weekly session with the qualified sports coach Josh from ICS Sports. 

 

KS1/2

In KS1 and KS2 we use the Get Set 4 PE curriculum to plan and teach our lessons. These cover all areas of the curriculum and more. We promote outdoor and indoor PE and activity.  The aim of our PE programme is to develop children's basic physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. PE lessons encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their physical, social, emotional and thinking skills. These skills are embedded in the heart of our planning.

 

Swimming

In Year 3 and 4 the children will learn to swim, or improve their swimming, at Dereham Leisure Centre. This is taught by two qualified swimming teachers. For those pupils in Year 5 and 6 that cannot yet swim, they will have additional swimming sessions to aim for the 25 metres independent swim. 

 

Football Academy

At Heartwood we aim for every child to be a footballer and leave the school as a confident football player. From year 2-6 children all have a weekly session taught by Josh from ICS coaching to teach them a progressive and inspirational approach to football. 

 

Healthy minds 

Children in Reception to Year 6 have daily mindfulness sessions after lunch.

 

Competitive sports

At Heartwood we compete in sports in-house through termly competitions including football, field and track and we compete locally with cluster and other county schools. This includes athletics, rugby and dodgeball. 

Enrichment 

At Heartwood, we provide an enrichment of sporting activities, including a residential to Horstead and outdoor physical activity in our Forest school.  We offer a range of extra-curricular clubs including running, multi-sports, rounders, cricket and yoga.  Throughout each academic year, there will be oppurtunities for pupil to take part in intra-school, inter-school and external sports competitions. 

Long term plan 2022-2023 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Introduction to PE: Unit 1

Fundamentals: Unit 1

 

Reception

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Introduction to PE: Unit 2

Fundamentals: Unit 2

Dance: Unit 1

Gymnastics: Unit 1

Ball skills: Unit 1

Games: Unit 1

 

Year 1

Football

Football

Football

Football

Football

Football

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Continuous Provision

Dance

Fundamentals

Athletics

 

Year 2

Football

Football

Football

Football

Football

Football

Fundamentals

Gymnastics

Ball skills

Target Games

Striking and fielding

Athletics

 

Year 3

Football

Football

Football

Football

Athletics

Rounders

Fundamentals Y3/4

Dance

Swimming

Ball skills Y3/4

Cricket

Swimming

 

Year 4

Football

Football

Football

Football

Athletics

Rounders

Gymnastics

Swimming

Hockey

Swimming

Tennis

Swimming

 

Year 5

Football

Football

Football

Football

Athletics

Cricket

Swimming

Dance

Tag Rugby

Badminton Y5/6

Netball

OAA

Making a Difference

Our PE curriculum at Heartwood, combined with Life Skills, aims to give our children the knowledge to make informed decisions about fitness and healthy choices for living. We are developing partnerships other schools and sporting establishments, such as ICS sports and Swaffham Town Football club to enhance the provision for our pupils and the community. 

Competition policy

Sports progression map

Online learning links

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