Mulbarton Primary School PE Vision
Children at Mulbarton Primary School participate in 2 hours of PE every week in a progressive and sequenced curriculum, and partake in enriching sports and physical activity, in addition to weekly PE, which involves opportunities for intra- and inter- school competition.
Mulbarton Primary School Policy Statement
At Mulbarton Primary School, we believe that physical education is an essential part of children’s learning and well-being. We provide a broad and balanced programme for the delivery of PE across the school. In EYFS, we introduce the children to PE, teaching the fundamental movement skills, games, dance and gymnastics. In KS1 and KS2, our activities are based on the National Curriculum objectives and include: invasion games, athletics, OAA, gymnastics, dance, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, and swimming.
Our school follows a scheme of work which focusses on developing children’s sporting skills in a sequenced and progressive manner through modelling, practising and application. Children also have a choice of challenges to choose from within their lessons allowing them to achieve their own personal best.
Mulbarton Primary is a member of the Norwich School Sports Partnership where children are given the opportunity to take part in out-of-school festivals, competitions and events with other schools in our area. In school, we encourage children to participate in daily physical activity, including the daily mile, and provide the opportunities to join our extra-curricular activities. These have included; football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, multi-skills and street dance. Pupils also participate in intra-school competitions, where children in the four houses of Mulbarton Primary are given the opportunity to represent their house, competing against others to win points. We celebrate both in-school sport success and out-of-school sport success in our weekly celebration assemblies.
National Curriculum Aims:
The purpose of study and the aims of the national curriculum for physical education (2014) state:
Purpose of study: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that 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.
PE and sport premium funding:
The school receives PE and sport premium funding each year. The school uses this funding to meet the following requirements, reporting back annually on the impact of its plans to:
- Meet national requirements for swimming and water safety
- KI 1 – The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (30 mins/day)
- KI 2 – The raising of the profile of PE and sport across the school
- KI 3 – The increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching PE
- KI 4 – The broader range/experiences of sports and activities offered to all
- KI 5 – The increased participation in competitive sport
Our PE Subject Lead is Matthew Lawrence
Our PE and sport Link Governor is Kevin Holland