Upperwood
Academy

P.E.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Our PE curriculum provides 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.

PE Coverage Document

PE Progression Document

A specialist PE teacher delivers our Physical Education lessons to all our pupils from EYFS to Year 6. PE is woven into the wider curriculum and meaningful links are made to elements of the curriculum where appropriate. Each class has 2 sessions of PE a week. Additional after school clubs are appropriately chosen for the time of year to support he curriculum and also to link with wider school competitions and events. 

Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: 

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes recorded on an assessment tool (Eazmag); 
  • A celebration of learning for each unit of work evidenced in a folder; 
  • Tracking of gains in informal quizzes; 
  • Celebrations and outcomes of events and competitions;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning.

Our pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are taught to: 

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities 
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending 
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Pupils are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination 
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example,, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics] 
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns 
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.