At Pawlett Primary School Academy we adopt a child- centred holistic approach to physical education and sport as we believe our children should understand the importance of physical and mental health, fitness and well-being in order to lead healthy and active lives. We believe children should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other and against themselves, be able to apply a broad range of the fundamental skills in familiar and unfamiliar sports and have the confidence and self-belief to take physical risks and adopt challenges within a safe and secure learning environment. We aim to develop physically literate individuals who embark upon a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
We believe Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Following this philosophy, we teach the REAL PE scheme of learning to challenge and support EVERY child which progressively develops the key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport and across the curriculum. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. The ambitious and inclusive PE curriculum at PPSA aims to provide pupils with opportunities to develop self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children develop their fundamental skills (agility, balance and co-ordination) from year to year and build upon previous learning in game-specific contexts. Children take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities applying these fundamental skills on both an educational and competitive level. These are carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard work, as well as success, are celebrated, and enjoyment and working together is promoted. Staff are provided with support and offered continued professional development in areas that they need to provide high-quality PE provision.
Following this approach our PE curriculum develops the creative, physical, social, health and fitness, personal and cognitive skills within our children. We explain to our children how these multi-abilities work together in unison. The children learn to challenge themselves, set targets and reflect on their progress through the use of these multi-abilities in collaboration with the fundamental skills.
Throughout each child’s journey through PPSA they will become physically literate individuals that are motivated to be involved in physical activity for life. The high-quality, inclusive curriculum offered to each child inspires and gives them the tools to remain healthy, play competitive sport and have good quality well-being.
Skills Progression Document – REAL-PE-Progression-of-Skills