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Leaders use the sport premium wisely to increase levels of pupils’ participation in a range of sporting activities and competitions.

Ofsted

P.E.

Intent

The vision for PE at Down Ampney Primary School is that all children have a positive experience of being active and take a love of activity into their adult lives. At Down Ampney, PE is meaningful and inclusive, and every child feels valued, involved and challenged. Our Gold School Games Mark award reflects our commitment to keeping young people active and ensuring that we create positive experiences around PE and Sport, both for children and their parents and carers. 
 
The PE curriculum is planned following a skills-based approach, linked to the National Curriculum and the Development Matters “Physical Development” objectives. Targeted use of sports coaches throughout the year allows children to apply skills and learn the rules of a range of sports, including some more unfamiliar to them. Our curriculum focuses on learning behaviours and fundamental movement skills which build progressively from EYFS to Year 6. Each year group has a long-term plan which details the fundamental movement skills of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination; the building blocks for both physical activities and life skills.  
 
There are 12 fundamental movement skills based around a range of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination units which allow children to master key skills and progress to greater challenges both within a lesson and throughout each year. Within EYFS, fine and gross motor skills are developed throughout continuous and enhanced provision, as well as during PE sessions. Children apply skills through involvement in School Games activities, as well as planned friendly sports matches against local schools. 
 
We ensure that children take part in a range of inclusive, active experiences, as well as being part of wider local events. Our aim is to ensure that a child’s view of PE is more than being able to take part in competitive sport.  
 
Every PE unit revisits the core skills of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination and children are encouraged to recall from a warm-up activity, the prior skills they developed. When applying skills in other areas of activity, such as sports coaching or football, children reflect on the skills needed to be successful.  
 
Within each unit, children are able to choose their level of challenge. Posters and skills videos support children to focus on how to improve.  
 
Workshops such as “Wellbeing through Sports” and “Dance Day” mean that all children, including those who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding, have a wide range of opportunities to enhance their healthy lifestyles. Sports equipment for break and lunchtimes encourage co-operative and active playtimes to contribute towards their 60 active minutes a day. The use of technology such as timing mats and ipads in PE, enables pupils to take ownership of their progress. 
 
As well as the core skills-based curriculum, the use of sports coaches allows children to apply their skills, and to also experience sports and activities that they may not have had experience of, such as archery and Zumba. Swimming is central to our PE curriculum, based on our local proximity to water-based activities and the importance of water safety. 
 
British Values are central to our PE curriculum and sports values linked to our school values are celebrated through our School Games partnership. 
 

Implementation

CPD starts with the Subject Lead and learnings are then disseminated to teachers and support staff. Phase leaders also undertake specific CDP.  

Fundamental skills are taught by teachers, who then receive exposure to other sports through the use of coaches and subject specialists for set sessions. 

The fundamental movement skills are sequenced to allow for all children to make progress within every unit.  Declarative and procedural knowledge is built to focus on what the children are being taught and how that is being implemented within a lesson and across a unit.  Peer to peer feedback is used throughout every lesson to support and guide our own and others’ learning.  

PE Progression of Skills

2 Year Rolling Long Term Plan Overview