Physical Education (PE)
At Applecroft, the intent of teaching PE is to give the children the tools to take part in a range of physical activity and school sport to make a positive impact on their own physical health and wellbeing. We encourage a wide range of sporting and physical skills and opportunities to help support fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote
self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive individual and team based physical activities .
The subject is implemented through an aim to provide high quality PE experience for all our children. This is achieved through regular CPD (for individuals, the subject leader and whole staff) to ensure that Physical Education is taught effectively. Teachers use a variety of planning documents and resources. These documents are progressive, coherent and apply fundamental movement skills, which are year group appropriate. Children are assessed through the Dacorum Assessment tools. Subject vocabulary (gymnastics) is displayed in the main hall to support learning as well as begin reinforced by teachers.
Children are given wider opportunities to build character and embed values through regular teamwork activities, intra house and inter competitions. Sports Premium Funding is used to increase physical competency of children and also provides staff with resources and
high-quality equipment. Children are provided with their full entitlement to Physical Education.
Pupil Voice and end of year assessments demonstrate evidence of children’s progress. Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children are applying the correct technique. Children have an understanding of their own learning and support peers to continue to improve and excel. The children understand the impact of Physical activity on their own body (this is also linked to science topics). Through the PE / Sports premium action plan, pupil voice and Sports Partnership, regular reviews take place to explore the impact of any improvement initiatives. Measurable impact of swimming through high (90% or above) swimming percentage over 25m and an increased competitive nature at sport competitions at level 2 and 3.
The amount of online resources out there can be overwhelming. The School Games Organisers and Herts Sport Partnership have put together a database of resources which can be accessed below. This will be regularly updated.
In addition, Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations have been working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Endorsed by the DfE these short two-minute videos show parents free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together and help children and young people to continue their skill development in PE
Each #ThisIsPE video focuses on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. Videos are posted at 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Unfortunately the Tokyo 2020 Olympics won't be happening but 'Get Set', the team behind Tokyo 2020, want to continue supporting schools and families during this difficult time with their free and flexible resources. Their home learning resources are packed full of easy, ten-minute activities, challenges, tips on how to get active and exclusive athlete films. Experiment with new sports, learn new skills, try different activities and help encourage healthy habits.
Disney 10 minute shake ups - 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day. https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
Super Movers - PE Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
This is PE - Videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube. https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/