PE Curriculum and Sport Premium
Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through 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. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. 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. 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. 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 are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. 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.
Aims of our PE curriculum
At St Teresa’s, we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. 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. 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
Teaching and learning
Our PE lessons are planned using the Get Set 4 PE platform, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. Get Set 4 PE is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.
The curriculum planning in PE is a broad and balanced curriculum that is exciting for our children to learn through. Our medium-term plans give details of each unit of work for each term. These schemes of work provide an overview of the unit, links to other areas of the National Curriculum and assessment criteria for that unit. The short-term lesson plans provide opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area. We are privileged to work with specialist Gymnastics and Sports providers including Watford Football Club, who support the teaching of PE in our school.
Our school has connections with other local schools. We compete in local football, swimming and athletics events. We have strong connections with local clubs and offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs from Irish Dancing to Netball. St Teresa’s enriches our pupils’ learning experiences through events in the school calendar such as Sports Day, Sports week and Bike-aBility.
PE Curriculum Map
Click on the link below to see our PE Curriculum Map
PE Skills and Knowledge Curriculum Progression Ladders
Click on the link to see our curriculum progression documents
PE Knowledge Organisers
Click on the knowledge organiser for your child's year group. Knowledge organisers are a useful resource to support parents/carers to talk to their child about their learning at home.
Getting moving not only helps our bodies stay healthy, but it also helps our well-being too. Staying active at home doesn’t have to mean a long walk or bike ride, there a fun, simple and quick ways to get active as a family at home. Take a look at some of our active family's ideas below.
Please let us know if you try them out, we would love to hear from you!
New keep fit equipment February 2022
The children are enjoying the new kit fit equipment in the playground
Skate Boarding Workshop 01st February 2022
Bubble Sports Morning 6th and 7th July
Football skills with Jamie Knight 2nd July 2021
Inter Schools Swimming Gala March 2019
KS2 Games Morning 30th April
Y4 Speed Stacking Competition March 2019
Sports Morning 2nd July 2019
Gaelic Football 13th June 2019
KS1 Games Morning 6th June 2019