At Ringmer Primary and Nursery School we believe that PE is an essential part of a child’s educational development. Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all pupils to experience, enjoy and excel in high quality PE and school sport.
Ringmer is a close village community and it is through community and teamwork that we endeavour to allow our pupils to learn and develop their physical skills. As early as EYFS, we aim to build confidence, skills and knowledge by helping our pupils to understand the importance of communication and teamwork. Along with the development of social skills, we nurture pupils and promote a love of PE from a young age. This is developed further as pupils move to KS1 and KS2 where pupils thrive with confidence in a community based physical environment where equal opportunities are provided in school and after school. We offer many quality opportunities for pupils to become involved in gymnastics, dance, cricket, running, netball and football outside of school time as well as offering swimming lessons for KS1 and KS2 as part of our PE curriculum. Pupils in Year 6 are given the opportunity of a residential trip which offers a variety of outdoor adventurous and orienteering activities.
Our PE specialist teacher leads and ensures that pupils are offered a balanced PE curriculum that provides exciting, active and fun lessons together with an education in health and well-being. We endeavour to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. Our close links with the wider community is very important as is maintaining our relationship with the PE department at Kings Academy where we have access to their field and range of high quality resources.
By emphasising leadership, we expect pupils to develop the skills of communication, organisation, teamwork, resilience, perseverance and a respect for rules. We celebrate PE by having annual sports days in which we select sports captains and our aim is to offer opportunities for all pupils to lead sporting activities, organise games and events and learn to lead by example. Every pupil should have the opportunity to increase their confidence and competence in being physically active and, through challenge and competition, we hope that they will develop a life-long habit of being physically active.
Our PE curriculum is inclusive to ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities on offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. PE will develop not only physical literacy and physical skills, but it will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. We hope that these opportunities will help our children to develop into well-rounded and balanced individuals all set for life's challenges.
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims 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
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.