At The Priory Primary School, we aim to inspire all of our children to develop a love of physical education, school sports, and physical activity. We recognise the importance of promoting the health and well-being of our pupils and staff and we are committed to providing a full, enriched curriculum to achieve this.
We strive to ensure that our curriculum is broad and balanced, as well as being engaging and inclusive to all. We understand that children should not only acquire physical skills, knowledge, and understanding but also the awareness of the importance of leading healthy, active lives. We also aim for our children to recognise the values of sportsmanship, fairness, and respect through the sports and activities they undertake.
At the Priory primary school, our focus is to establish a curriculum of high quality that develops our pupils, and staff holistically, thinking skills (Head) Behavioural, social and emotional skills (Heart), and physical literacy (Hands). Our pupils enhance the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to perform a range of physical activities with competence and confidence. PE, SS, and PA also inspire all pupils to succeed and excel with confidence in a way that supports their health, fitness, and well-being throughout their lives.
- We have ensured that our PE curriculum provides children with a knowledge of different sports and types of activity, including those of British and non-British origins.
- Through a broad and ambitious curriculum, we aim to make our children curious learners who are excited by the opportunity to learn more about the world around them through sport and physical activity.
- Our PE content and topics are planned around the ideology that all of our pupils will be able to engage with physical education and therefore have the foundations needed to participate in activities/clubs throughout their lives.
- We enrich all curriculum areas, including PE, by introducing our children to different career options linked to subjects, such as physiotherapists, athletes, and refereeing.
- We aim to inspire our children to leave primary school with a love of PE and a desire to want to study it at secondary school and at university.
Awe and Wonder:
- Pupils should enjoy what they are learning and topics should foster curiosity, giving the opportunity for children to develop their skills and ask meaningful questions.
- High-quality resources are used within each topic area to inspire children. A selection of resources are also provided at break and lunch times to further engage children in physical activity.
- We are fortunate to have many environments where physical activity can take place, including gym equipment on the playground, a MUGA, a school field with marked tracks and a football pitch, table tennis, a school hall, and an orienteering circuit.
- We firmly believe in the power that meaningful ‘real life experiences’ can have upon children’s retention and enjoyment of learning.
- We aim to provide each child with opportunities to engage in the locality and beyond through experiences both on and off the school site by setting up matches/games with other schools.
Language and oracy:
- Vocabulary is an important part of our PE curriculum based on the needs of our pupils. Throughout all Key Stages and topics, key vocabulary is chosen and the morphology of words is discussed widely to ensure that pupils have the knowledge to grasp new concepts based on prior learning.