Pittington Primary School | Hallgarth Lane, Durham, County Durham DH6 1AF

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Pittington Primary School

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National Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

Content of the P.E. Curriculum
The P.E. Curriculum at Pittington Primary School supports and supplements the National Curriculum by reflecting the needs of our children and the context of the school.

The P.E. curriculum consists of several main parts. These are games skills (invasion, net/wall, striking and fielding), gymnastics, dance, OAA and swimming. Each of the units of work begins with a core task to assess both prior attainment and to look at future areas of development.

These are discussed and agreed with the children who are encouraged to take an active role in their learning. Children also develop their understanding of the importance of fitness as a key part of a healthy lifestyle and we promote the enjoyment of sport and exercise. As a school we
take an active role in the various competitions and festivals offered by the Durham City School  Sports Partnership and offer numerous opportunities for intra and inter school competition. As part of our commitment to the children taking an active role in the P.E. opportunities offered we
have a School Sport Organising Crew which is ran by children in Year 6. This crew helps to organise and arrange a number of lunchtime leagues in school. We also encourage participation in extracurricular sport and offer a range of clubs and opportunities out of curriculum time.

The children will be given opportunities to:

  • Experience a range of sports
  • Play an active part in their development in each area
  • Develop their skills and knowledge of sport and exercise
  • To evaluate their performances and those of others in order to progress further
  • Opportunities to take part in rigorous exercise
  • To develop skills in small sided activities in order to later apply these skills in a game situation

Assessment of P.E.
At Pittington Primary it is our intention that all children will at least reach their age related expectations as described in the National Curriculum. However through a curriculum that is challenging and relevant to the children we expect children to achieve greater than age related
Children who are not meeting age related expectations will be supported by staff through differentiated tasks and targeted small group work. The direct use of key questions and targeted support will be offered to ensure that any gaps between groups of children are closed.

In addition we also, through the Durham City School Sport Partnership, offer further opportunities for those considered to be working significantly above age related expectations.

Assessment of the children’s P.E. skills will be assessed by the class teacher. There will be a range of evidence to support teacher judgement including video clips, photographs and assessment sheets.

Monitoring of P.E.
The quality of the learning across the school is monitored by the P.E. Subject Link Teacher.

Monitoring includes the Subject Link Teacher observing learning within lessons, planning scrutiny and discussions with children. Analysis of data is also undertaken to ensure that standards are high and that improvements are made where necessary.

Training is offered to all Subject Link Teachers to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date and accurate.

The Subject Link Teacher meets with the Special Interest Governor for P.E. to share school improvement plan initiatives with them and ensure that governors are aware of standards across the school.

If you would like more information about our P.E Curriculum please contact Miss Wigham, Headteacher by clicking here