How PE is taught at Arnot St Mary
Arnot St Mary Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E). We adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education 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
P.E. is taught as an area of learning in its own right, as well as being integrated where possible with other curriculum areas such as PSHE and Science. It is taught at a minimum of one PE session a week with our sports coach, and two sessions per week wherever possible due to space and timetable constraints, using additional external providers.
The key knowledge and skills of each topic are mapped across each year group. This ensures that children develop their knowledge progressively. The skills are developed systematically, with the programme of study for each year group building on previous learning and preparing for subsequent years. Knowledge and skills are informed and linked to enable achievement of key stage end points, as informed by the 2014 National Curriculum.
Enrichment in PE
Our enrichment opportunities for physical education are comprehensive.We offer a wide range of activities for children from reception through to year 6 throughout the year.
We have a varied extra-curricular calendar of after school clubs which cater for all year groups with a variety of activities to ensure all abilities are catered for.
We both host and attend inter school competitions with our close cluster schools during the year, trying to give as many children as possible the chance to play competitive sport. In addition, we attend external competitions and sporting festivals organised by outside agencies.
When possible we offer children the chance to participate in outdoor and adventurous activities during their time at Arnot St Mary.