PE (Physical Education)
At St Patrick's, we are committed to providing high-quality physical education to every child. We use Real PE to support and guide teaching and learning for physical education.
Real PE provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and gives children the physical skills, mobility and resilience which can be applied into a wide range of sports and games.
In addition, children un Upper Key Stage 2 attend weekly swimming lessons during the autumn and spring term and lessons are based on National Curriculum expectations.
PE in EYFS & Key Stage 1
Pupils in these classes have weekly Real PE lessons, they also have weekly 'Little Movers' sessions which support children to be physically active and fit.
In PE lessons, pupils follow the annual Real PE teaching sequence as we believe it is important that the children practise the full range of activities each year. A focus for these children is also the development of their fine and gross motor skills.
PE in Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), pupils follow a 2-year cycle, combining our fundamental skills section of the Real PE scheme with dance, gym and real sports teaching and learning. This fully meets the needs of the National Curriculum whilst giving the children the skills and knowledge to play a wide range of sports.
Children also participate in local competitive events, such as football, cricket and tag rugby.
The PE curriculum has been broken down into strands. All 12 strands, our gym and dance units are carefully mapped out to support teaching and learning. The strands show what we want the children to be able to do by the time they leave each stage (yellow), what children need to be able to do to in order to achieve this (green) and the linked games and activities (blue).
These strands both show the journey children will go through whilst also giving teachers a teaching tool to assess and identify any learning needs and plan intervention tasks in order to support all pupils - no matter their ability.
We offer seasonal after school clubs and activities throughout the year, such as archery, judo, dance, football and rugby. Children are also supported to attend local competitive events during and after school and sometimes on a weekend.
Children in Years 5 and 6 are also offered to attend a residential experience which promotes physical activity, teambuilding and other skills.
We utilise this funding to further develop and promote physical education and activity. See: Sports Premium