Physical Education Policy

PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICY

To encourage children to develop a desire to become physically active, in order, to maintain a healthy body throughout life.
To learn the fundamental skills of physical education.
To realise and gain confidence in their own physical abilities.
To encourage team membership, values of sharing and co operation in the Physical Education curriculum.

Aims
To cover the National Curriculum requirements for P.E.
PE in our school covers a broad range of activities and learning opportunities throughout the curriculum to encapsulate all pupils and to encourage an active healthy lifestyle.
For children to:
Become skilful and intelligent participators, through development of their co ordination skills.
Develop their ideas in a creative way.
Set obtainable targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members.
Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success.
Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments.
Take the initiative, lead activities and focus on improving aspects of their own performance.
Make informal decisions about the importance of exercise.
Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.

Skills
Include:
Consolidation of development of body actions, ideas of different body movements and ideas for furthering movement development.
Performing with consistent control and quality.
Planning, using and adapting strategies, tactics and compositional ideas for individual, pair and group activities.
Identify what makes a performance effective.
Suggesting improvements and valuate work.

STAFFING/STAFF DEVELOPMENT
The PE Co-ordinator is responsible for years 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Year 4 teacher is responsible for the learning of P.E. for Year 4 and Reception teachers for Early Years.
The PE Co-ordinator is willing to implement new ideas for existing activities and introduce new initiatives.
The PE Co-coordinator aids staff development by providing resources for each staff member and updating the planning resources.

Teaching styles and range of activities
In order to provide a broad and balanced approach to P.E., a variety of teaching styles should be used. Teachers should ask, help, teach, talk and listen to children in order to develop and move them to a higher standard.
Children should have opportunities to work alone, in pairs and in groups, both indoor and outside.

ENTITLEMENT
Each year group has 2 hours of P.E. timetabled..
Each unit is half a term in length in:
Key Stage 1 – Gymnastics, Dance and Games are taught.
Key Stage 2 – Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Athletics, Swimming (Year3).
OAA is covered in Year 4 during their activities week. Games include football, netball, cricket, tennis, rounders, tag rugby, volley ball. These games are taught to cover the three types of games (invasion, net/wall and striking and fielding), and offer a variety of skills and opportunities to all the children.
The hall is timetabled for P.E., therefore providing indoor and outdoor space for all.
The P.E. curriculum is planned by the PE Co–ordinator in agreement with the class teachers, and they are responsible for insuring progression through each year group and Key Stage.

OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS LEARNING (OSHL)
Aim
To enrich the children’s curriculum experience and enhance their skills in a variety of activities. To provide fun and enjoyment.
The out of school clubs are open to Years 1,2, 3, 4 5 and 6 mixed ability and gender.
(Within school expectations for behaviour and school rules).
Planning and programming of each activity is dependent on the needs of each half term and the leader of the particular activity.
There is an opportunity in some sports to take part in interschool competitions.

CROSS CURRICULAR LINKS
Literacy – Describing movements and activities specific vocabulary.
ICT – P.E. provides opportunities to develop I.C.T. skills through the use of:
Video cameras – to analyse movement and technique
Spreadsheets – to record and analyse athletics
Databases and C.D. ROMs – to collate and record performance
Maths – problem solving and data collection in Outdoor/Adventurous activities, Athletics and Games.
Science – fitness and health, forces and movement
Geography – map reading and route finding in Outdoor/Adventurous activities
Music – dance and movement
P.S.H.E. and Citizenship – evaluating own performance, fitness and health, working with others, earning respect, co-operating, collaborating, developing a fair sense of play etc.

Organisation and Health and Safety
Whether working in the Hall or outside, in the playground or field, the teacher should always be able to see all the class and the area they are working in.
When taking part in any P.E. activity children must learn:
To respond quickly and readily to instructions
To recognise and follow relevant safety procedures
To lift, carry, place and use all equipment safely
To be able to accept responsibility for the safety of themselves and others

Correct dress is vitally important for safety and comfort.
Children should wear shorts, T-shirt and plimsolls/trainers.
Long hair must be tied back and secured away from the face.
All jewellery should be removed. If piercing is present, items should be removed by the child or covered over with suitable tape. (See B.A.L.P.E. safety procedures)
Prior to a lesson, staff should carry out a simple risk assessment e.g. is the Hall floor dry after lunch? Is the throwing area large enough?
Pupils should be made aware of any potential risks in their working area.
Regular checks for signs of wear or damage should be made on all equipment
(Link – Asthma Policy)
See risk assessments for each activity area
All equipment is annually checked by Universal Services. However, it is the teacher’s responsibility to check equipment before every lesson or when apparatus is put out for gymnastics.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND INCLUSION
All pupils are offered the same opportunities both in the curriculum and out of school hours as appropriate lessons are taught mixed gender across the Key stages.

Role of the Governors
A designated governor is responsible for developing lessons and meeting with the PE Co-coordinator in order to stay informed of standards and curriculum developments.

Resources
P.E. equipment is stored in the cupboard off the Hall and in the shed outside.

Display
Displays could take the form of photographs of a particular theme or event
P.E. can be linked with displays of other subjects e.g. route drawing and finding (Art/Geog) fitness and health (Science/P.S.H.E.).
Pupil success to be displayed in the form of awards, trophies, certificates and photos.

Extension and Enrichment
Playtime can provide an excellent opportunity for children to practise and extend their skills, (as much as 25% of a child’s time is spent in the playground).
Playground games are available to learn and participate with, as is organised football.
Children should be encouraged to join school and community clubs. For some, the need to get involved in competitive activities will enhance their learning (football and athletics), while others may wish to take part in activities for fun. Whatever their reasons, opportunities to watch the performance of others can give children good ideas of what they can aspire to.
Role of the Co-ordinator
To monitor standards of P.E. at Haylands.
To ensure continuity and progression throughout the school
To advise staff of changes to the curriculum, training and new resources
To order stock

September 2014

 

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