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Physical Education

PE Long Term Plan

Enabling and Adapting the P.E Curriculum

At Annfield Plain Junior School, we aim to prepare pupils for their next stage of education and life. We aim to develop the skills and knowledge needed to use physical education as a means of developing life-long fitness, a sport or hobby or as a career path, whilst making participation in PE engaging and enjoyable.

P.E. plays an important part of the school’s curriculum. Throughout KS2, children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills. High-quality lessons are planned to teach children how to use these skills in different ways as well as link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Children are taught to run, jump, throw and catch in isolation and in combination. We aim, both in PE lessons and in extra-curricular sports clubs, to develop both individual and team skills. We encourage pupils to develop our school’s sporting values of respect, passion for sport, honesty, team work and self-belief; we aim to have pupils who by the end of the key stage can demonstrate enthusiasm, a healthy respect for natural talent and an understanding of the value of fair play.

We provide a sports curriculum which develops skills through PE lessons, SAQ training sessions (speed, agility and quickness), swimming, cycling proficiency and road safety training; as well as an Outward Bound Howtown residential week for Years 5 and 6.

PE is also part of the life skills curriculum with ‘Health and Fitness Week’ taking place every May.  It allows all children within the school to participate in a range of sports and activities which don’t involve competition e.g. rock climbing, hoola-hooping, skipping and box2bfit. Competitive sport also takes place e.g. house teams yard sports day, house team rounders competition.

Swimming instruction is provided for children in key stage 2. Children are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Children are able to use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke). It is also essential that our pupils are taught to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

After school sports coaching takes place regularly to allow children to participate in different sports and engage in team games e.g. football, cricket, basketball, tennis, fencing, dodgeball, dance, shikkari-karate.

Competitive sport is also an important part of PE.  Sports teams compete with other local schools in football, cricket, cross-country and athletics.  School competitions also take place annually to allow all pupils to compete – in house team rounders competition and house team yard sports day.  An annual trophy celebrates the winner of the house team sports trophy.  School also presents an annual trophy to the winner of the, “Sports Person of the Year”, at the end of the academic year.

In 2022-23 we are extending the opportunities for all pupils to take part in sporting festivals and competitions with local schools, Catchgate Primary School and Annfield Plain Infant School in a half-termly event: cross country, gymnastics, dance, multi-skills, quad kids and rounders competitions. Pupils from all schools are encouraged to take part in sport engaging with our school’s sporting spirit – named “Spirit of the Games” for the programme of events.

Spirit of the Games

Due to the use of the annual sports premium funding, P.E.’s profile has developed and ensured the availability of a range of opportunities. The funding has been used to fund coaches to introduce children to different sports, along with upskilling all teachers. It also has provided us with more opportunities to enter festivals and competitions, provide additional swimming tuition, increase participation in after-school sports, as well as promote the link between healthy eating and fitness with parents and pupils. For the school’s sports premium spend, as well as the impact of the previous year, see the action plan in the sports premium section.

The PE coordinator monitors the subject closely in Annfield Plain Junior School to ensure children are working at a high standard: work and planning scrutinies, discussions with children, lesson observations, evaluation of school data compared to national standards, attending local authority network meetings and courses to ensure they stay abreast of best practice and leading whole-school training for staff members, form a part of this. We are proud of the PE culture we have created within our school: we have been awarded the Gold Sports Mark award and sporting achievements are celebrated during Celebration Assembly.


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