At St Stephen’s we understand the importance of physical education for our pupils and provide activities to enable our pupils to achieve the aims of the National Curriculum by the end of Year 6.
Physical education is an integral part of the curriculum and provides vital opportunities for the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of our pupils. The curriculum is divided into six strands:
- Athletics - running, jumping and throwing
- Dance - exploration, creation and performance of dance
- Gymnastics - movement, understanding and appreciation of gymnastics
- Invasion Games - playing games (basketball, cricket, hockey etc)
- Outdoor and adventure activities - walking and outdoor challenges
Our curriculum aims to provide each pupil with the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy and active life and to also provide them with techniques to develop their abilities to participate in various activities. Throughout the curriculum we are encouraging the pupils to develop their skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding of their bodies within exercise and planned activities. The pupils develop these attributes through different objectives, such as striking and fielding which helps improve the basics of throwing, catching, batting and bowling.
Pupils are set individual challenges based on their ability to ensure that the sessions meet every pupils needs. Pupils demonstrate within each session to show their understanding of the session’s objectives. Mr Grantham reviews and feedbacks to show understanding of techniques and knowledge of the completed activity.
Each pupil is assessed termly on the activity they have been completing for that term, the use of assessment helps to identify which pupils struggle and strive in the different activities and is used as progression planning for the next term. Within each lesson, objectives are set and explained to each class with the aims of all pupils completing successfully using the coaching points delivered from the sports coaches.
We also aim to provide pupils with opportunities to try new activities which they can transfer into extra-curricular sports.