Physical Education Curriculum intent

Our curriculum encourages a healthy lifestyle throughout the school body, promotes sportsmanship in all aspects of competition, broadens our students’ sporting experiences and fosters curiosity about physical activity; it creates and maintains a passion for physical education, sport, and wider physical activity.  Pupils leave us ambitious, confident and independent. They are able to collaborate with other classmates and take part in team games. They have strong coaching skills and are good leaders with complex knowledge of rules and regulations when officiating. Through our curriculum students grow, not only as sports people, but as citizens in the community demonstrating respectfulness, resilience and kindness..  

Our Physical Education Six Pillars

At Ark Victoria we have 6 curriculum pillars

Resilient readers: Rigorous use of key words and technical vocabulary are at the heart of the curriculum and teaching. Students are encouraged to communicate and use technical terminology in full sentences, regularly in every lesson.  

High quality teaching: Our teachers are experts in the modelling and teaching of Physical Education. Teachers seek opportunities to link these Physical Education activities and sports  skills across the curriculum, especially linking where possible to Social, Emotional and Mental Health skills. Continuous development of teachers subject knowledge is a focus for the team, putting the students, culture and ethos at the heart and soul of everything that we do. 

Knowledge rich curriculum: Our curriculum includes a broad range of carefully selected activities and exploration of concepts, themes and ideas. Activities are carefully selected for each year group to ensure it is age appropriate and focuses on core skills needed to be taught to build on success and progress the students each year towards becoming excellent athletes. Our curriculum ensures expertise and technical accuracy in a number of physical activities, exercises and sports building in complexity in creativity, strategies and tactics, healthy and active lifestyles. This helps to build student ability to aspire to be fit for life. 

High ambition: The Physical Education curriculum challenges pupils at every stage of their journey through school. Pupils develop skills that are transferable such as communication, independence, team work, use of initiation, goal setting, social skills, problem solving and decision making, emotional skills, leadership, time management, and interpersonal skills. The skills and concepts studied will provide access to study and work at the highest level. Students are encouraged to take part in Physical activity outside of school and provide opportunity for competition and application of skills throughout the curriculum and the academic year. Teachers work to ensure that the most ambitious targets in Physical Education can be met by all pupils by scaffolding learning and meeting pupils at their challenge points. 

Diverse and inclusive: Our Physical Education curriculum supports pupils to recognise and shape their identity within the different physical activities we study. It offers traditional and modern physical activities and sports. Exposing pupils to the diverse journeys and experiences within human nature so that they can make informed choices on what activities will suit them best in their current and future life. We engage with pupils on physical activities and sports that are new and familiar, supporting them to access and experience success. Opportunities are at the heart of the Physical Education department. 

Strong Character: Our curriculum is a reflection of our pupils’ desire and aspirations for success. We create a pathway for pupils to build a creative and critical perspective and explore their role as a leader, whilst also challenging the stereotypes, prejudice and social norms that are instilled within the of world Sport. The curriculum provides opportunities to develop moral character; resilience, ambition, respect, empathy, fairness and kindness to themselves and others. This is achieved through establishing high standards and expectations, discussions and reflections, challenge, encouragement, rewards and developing high moral standards. Benefits of physical activity, education and sport will include lower stress levels, increased resilience and self-awareness, helping students to build good habits and bring out the best in each other’s both inside and outside of physical activity and sport. 

Physical Education Topic Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

N.1 Multi-Skills

Balance-ability

N.2  Athletics

Mighty Movers (Running)based activities

N.3 Dance (Skip to the Beat) 

N.4 Brilliant Ball Skills (Throwing to a partner) N.5 Throwing and Catching (Big soft ball) N.6 Active Athletics (Running Based events)

Reception

R.1 Multi-Skills

Gymnastics

Balance-ability

R.2  Athletics

Mighty Movers (Running) based activities (Revisit from EYFS)

R.3 Dance (Skip to the Beat)

R.4 Brilliant Ball Skills (Football)

R.5 Throwing and Catching (Smaller soft balls)

R.6 Active Athletics (Jumping Based events)

Y1

1.1 Multi-Skills (Basic invasion games)

1.2 Mighty Movers (Running) – Athletics based activities

1.3  Dance (Skip to the Beat)

1.4 Brilliant Ball Skills (Learning how to hold and bat a ball)

1.5 Throwing and Catching (Soft foam ball medium size)

1.6 Active Athletics (Running Events)

Y2

2.2 Mighty Movers (Running)

2.1 Multi-skills – Ball skills and teamwork

2.3  Dance (Skip to the Beat)

2.4 Brilliant Ball Skills (Football)

2.6 Active Athletics

2.5 Throwing and Catching

Y3

3.6 Active Athletics  (Throwing + Jumping events)

3.5 Throwing and Catching – Hand-eye coordination and games

3.3  Dance (Skip to the Beat)

3.4. Brilliant Ball Skills (Handball)

3.2 Mighty Movers (Running)

3.1 Multi-skills 

Re-visiting movement and special awareness within a game

Y4

4.5 Nimble Nets (Tennis) 

4.1 Invaders – Sport based invasion tactics (Handball)

4.3 Gymnastics Gym Sequences

4.2 Dynamic Dance (Topic Themed)

4.4 Striking and Fielding (Rounders/Cricket) 

4.6 Athletics 

Young Olympians 

Y5

5.3  Gymnastics 

Gym Sequences

5.1 Invaders – Sport based invasion tactics (Hockey)

5.2 Dynamic Dance (Group exercise)

5.5 Nimble Nets (Tennis)

5.4 Striking and Fielding (Rounders/Cricket

5.6  Athletics

Young Olympians

Y6

6.3  Gymnastics 

Gym Sequences

6.2 Dynamic Dance

6.5 Net Based Sport (Tennis)

6.1 Invaders (Basketball)

6.4 Striking and Fielding

6.6  Athletics

Young Olympians

Y7

Girls – Basketball

Boys – Football

Girls – Football

Boys – Problem Solving

Girls - Badminton

Boys – Table Tennis

Girls – Table Tennis

Boys - Badminton

Girls – Problem Solving

Boys - Cricket

Girls – Rounders

Boys – Basketball

Y8

Girls – Netball

Boys – Football 

Girls – Football

Boys – Problem Solving

Girls - Badminton

Boys – Table Tennis

Girls – Table Tennis

Boys - Badminton

Girls – Rounders

Boys - Handball

Girls – Problem Solving

Boys - Cricket

Y9

Girls – Basketball

Boys – Football

Girls – Badminton

Boys – Table Tennis

Girls – Badminton

Boys – Handball

Girls – Table Tennis

Boys - Badminton

Girls – Netball

Boys - Cricket

Girls – Handball

Boys - Netball

Y10

Fitness

Football

Table Tennis

Fitness

 Football

Table Tennis

Badminton

Badminton

Boxercise

Fitness

Badminton

Boxercise

Fitness

Netball

Handball

Cricket

Rounders

Handball

Cricket

Y11

Fitness

Football

Table Tennis

Fitness

 Football

Table Tennis

Badminton

Badminton

Boxercise

Fitness

Badminton

Boxercise

Fitness

Netball

Handball

Cricket

 

 

Physical Education Progression Narrative

Please read our Physical Education progression narrative here: Discipline Concept Narratives