Physical Education Curriculum Statement
Through teaching PE, and in line with the 2014 National Curriculum, our aim is to ensure that all pupils at Castle View Primary School feel inspired to participate, enjoy and succeed in competitive sport and other physical activities within a community where everyone feels safe, secure and valued.
We aim to provide a curriculum that is exciting, motivational and inclusive for all our pupils. We will ensure pupils have opportunities to compete in a wide range of sporting activities to contribute towards building character and helping to embed core values such as respect and fairness.
We work towards providing pupils with the core skills needed to unlock their potential and the impact of our PE curriculum will equip them with the knowledge required to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
We aim to provide our children with 2 hours of PE and sport weekly. Our Reception and Year 1 classes take part in a ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ session every week alongside developing fundamental skills within designated PE lessons. Our EYFS outdoor provision encourages children to be physically active as much as possible throughout the day and supports the development of the fundamental movement skills.
We use the Lancashire PE scheme to plan our PE curriculum, however class teachers adapt and plan their lessons in order to personalise learning for the needs of the children. Pupils are taught the importance of keeping their bodies healthy and active within PE lessons and this is also fed in through Science and PSHE lessons. Some classes do yoga sessions regularly to support our children with mental health and mindfulness.
In Key Stage 1, the children will develop fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and in groups. Pupils will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities and engage in competitive physical activities.
In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement. Pupils will have opportunities to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance where they will be encouraged to collaborate, compete and communicate effectively and confidently.
Year 5 children will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently while Year 6 learn essential lifesaving skills.
Our curriculum is enhanced with regular visits and visitors throughout the year, including an assembly and sessions for every class with the Lancaster Bulldogs Wheelchair Basketball team to raise disability awareness. Year 5 children take part in a Bikeability scheme, Outdoor Adventurous Activity days at Borwick Outdoor Education Centre and links with a local high school and community sports hub.
We use our sports funding for membership of the Lancaster and Heysham School Sports Network and the Lancaster School Sports Association to enable us to take part in regular sports activities, events and competitions.