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"The curriculum is interesting and varied and motivates pupils to succeed."

Ofsted

P.E.

At Down Ampney we endeavour to ensure that children continue to achieve, believe and care within PE. We strive for the children to achieve their personal targets, believe that they can push themselves further and care for themselves as well as others in reaching their goals too. We aim to provide challenge for all pupils within their physical education, something that is achievable for them and a target they can individually work towards. 

Through the range of PE and sport that we teach, we have a huge range of equipment and are able to take part in many different competitions.  

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Vision  

The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.  

 Mission  

Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.  

 Values  

Self-belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination, Passion, Teamwork  

 We also take part in the Daily Mile as an extra source of exercise to bring to our days, as well as motivating us mentally. Promote physical and mental wellbeing. Brain break.  Burn off energy. The benefit of DM is that there is no set way – just get out and have some fresh air while chatting with friends – no obligation to run or to race, take at your own leisure. https://thedailymile.co.uk  

Through weekly PE sessions, across the year pupils are able to: 

  • Develop a range of skills and learn how to do them in different ways.  
  • Make links with actions and sequences of movement.  
  • Enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.  
  • Evaluate and recognise self-successes.  
  • Develop an understanding of how to improve and reflect on performance.   
  • Choose skills and equipment to meet the challenges they are set.   
  • Practise passing to a partner using a number of sending and receiving techniques.   
  • Watch a partners athletic performance and identify the main strengths.   

British Values  

Democracy: Pupils are taught about the need for different roles and different responsibilities, including teamwork and decision making. 

The Rule of  Law: Pupils can understand the need for rules, adhere to them and can develop rules for activities that they create. 

Individual Liberty: Pupils are able to make judgements about their own and others’ performances.  

Mutual respect and tolerance:  Pupils know the values of the school and PE, contribute to their development, and accept rewards and sanctions. 

This year we have placed a heavy focus on swimming as part of our PE curriculum, as we have been unable to go for the past 2 years due to COVID-19 restrictions. We currently take all children in year 1-6 to the local swimming pool once a week