Physical Education (PE) will develop child’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventurous activities.
PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives.
Through the teaching of PE in the Village Schools Partnership we intend to:
Our main delivery vehicle for PE is the Jasmine suite of approaches. This includes:
Children receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE each week, making use of on-site facilities in our schools and also local village halls where indoor space is insufficient in our smaller buildings.
All children follow the Jasmine model, allowing them to develop key skills and knowledge and challenge themselves as athletes, dancers, gymnasts and so on.
Each school participates in a swimming programme at our local swimming pool. This is usually a ten or twelve week course for lower KS2 children, depending on the size of the cohort and pool availability.
In addition to the weekly PE lessons, our children's Sports experience is supplemented by a programme of inter and intra school competitions, festivals and events throughout the year. This has led to our schools being awarded the Gold School Games Award once again in 2022.
The Jasmine approach to PE encourages self evaluation of performance and consequently, assessment is ongoing by obth the teacher and the child within their lessons.