P.E. and Sport Curriculum

At St James, we recognise the contribution of PE to health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curriculum opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

All children at St James are involved in an enriched physical exercise program during curriculum time, which includes a variety of activities designed to challenge and inspire our children. Research has shown that participation in extra-curricular activities also has a positive effect on attainment and we are currently developing the opportunities for a variety of sports related after school clubs for all children across school.

This is the curriculum map for PE this year 2016-2017

                                                                           

St James’ CE Primary – PE Long Term Outline

Year

Autumn Term

Spring term

Summer Term

KS1

Games

Beanbags/quoits (Kearsley Academy)

 

Games

Large balls

(Kearsley Academy)

Games

Games

Games

Games

Bats and balls

Dance

Gymnastics

 

Dance

(Kearsley Academy)

Gymnastics

(Kearsley Academy)

Dance

Gymnastics

 

Lower KS2

Swimming

Swimming

Games

Invasion – basketball/netball

(Kearsley Academy)

Games

Games

 

Games

Striking/fielding rounders/cricket

(Kearsley Academy)

Gymnastics

 

Dance

Gymnastics

 

Dance

(Kearsley Academy)

Athletics

Gymnastics

 

(Kearsley Academy)

Upper KS2

Outdoor and Adventurous

(Y6 residential)

Games

Striking/fielding rounders/cricket

Games

Invasion – basketball/netball

Games

 

Gymnastics

(Kearsley Academy)

Athletics

(Kearsley Academy)

Dance (Y5) (Kearsley Academy)

Dance (Y6) (Kearsley Academy)

Games (Y5)

Games (Y6)

(Kearsley Academy)

Gymnastics

 

Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics

 

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and range of sport in schools.  Schools are to decide how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing pupil participation in P.E. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. At St James, our aim is to provide children with a range of opportunities in sport so that they are able to excel in a variety of physical activities.

To help achieve this aim we have used the P.E funding for 2017-2018 to buy in support and teaching from Rees Sport . The staff from Rees Sport work with all teachers and children to develop and strengthen the P.E curriculum across the school. It is a vital part of their role to provide support and training to ensure all our teachers can deliver high quality PE lessons. 

To further this, we are part of a cluster of Farnworth schools who have come together this year to put on their own calendar of sporting events which will take place across 2017-2018. 

Please see this year’s competition calendar below:

Farnworth Schools Competition Calendar 2017/18

Event

Date

 Children Involved

Start time

Venue

Yr 5/6 Football

27th September 2017

 8 children 

1:30pm 

All Saints

KS2 Cross Country 

18th October 2017

4 boys and 4 girls from each KS2 year group

1:15pm

St James Primary

Yr 1/2 Kurling

9th November 2017

6 children

1:00pm

The Orchards

Yr 3/4 Football

22nd November 2017

8 children

1:00pm

Mount St Joseph

Yr 5/6 Netball

18th January 2018

Max 10 children

1:00pm

St Gregory's

Yr 3/4 Botcha

25th January 2018

6 children 

1:00pm

The Orchards

Yr 3/4 Dodgeball

7th February 2018

Max of 10 children

1:00pm

St Peter's

Yr 1/2 Multiskill

20th March 2018

Max 10 children

1:00pm

Highfield

Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby

27th March 2018

Max 10 children

1:00pm

St John's 

Yr 5/6 Cricket

23rd May 2018

Max 10 children

1:00pm

Farnworth CC

Yr 1/2 Football

7th June 2018

8 children

1:00pm

Queensbridge

KS2 Athletics

28th June 2018

KS2 numbers TBC

1:00pm

Kearsley West

Yr 5/6 Crown Green Bowling

5th July 2018

TBC

1:00pm

The Orchards

 

We are also planning to use some of the funding to provide specialist after school clubs and coaching in areas where our children express interest.

We have used some of the funding to purchase a new scheme of work provided by Rising Stars which gives staff assessment, monitoring, interactive and useful tools to enhance their ideas and confidence when teaching PE throughout school.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue to provide such opportunities. It will help us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, participate in future competition calendar events and train our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

So...What has been the impact of the PE funding so far?

Staff development

Teachers throughout school feel more confident and equipped to deliver innovative and differentiated PE sessions that provide the children with varied opportunities to learn and develop new and existing skills in a variety of different sports and physical activity.

The new scheme of work that has been purchased helps to develop this even further.

Curriculum development

Teachers are now more confident and competent to deliver high quality PE to all children. Staff are now confident to use a range of teaching and learning styles in PE to match lesson content. Children are now experiencing a broader end engaging curriculum. Our PE curriculum is wide and varied, including Multiskills/ football/rugby/ gymnastics, dance, netball, and cricket to ensure children are confident to try new sports.

Achievement

We have purchased a new scheme of work, with lesson plans in a wide range of sports allowing children to develop the required skills across the curriculum. There are assessment opportunities in each lesson, with concise objectives, allowing staff to assess which children are below, in line, or exceeding age related expectations. Across Key Stage One and Two we are hoping for 84% of children to be either in line or achieving age related expectations in PE.

Extra-curricular activities

The range of extra-curricular activities in school has increased but we are aware that this needs to improve further. We are hoping to include ideas requested by the children throughout school and will be working on this throughout this year.

Competitive opportunities

Many children have represented St James in sports competitions in the past and will continute to do so in the Farnworth cluster. We will introduce opportunities for inter school competitions.

What’s next?

  • To continue to ensure all staff/ new staff are confident and secure in delivering the P.E curriculum.
  • To increase the number of children achieving in line and exceeding age related expectations.
  • To ensure staff are achieving targets set and improving P.E knowledge.
  • To use assessments to target and challenge children within lessons.
  • To enhance opportunities for children to access and choose after school activities relayed to Physical Education.

At St James we provide a wide range of sporting activities to allow children to shine to their full potential. We endeavor to find out children’s talents and areas of expertise and ensure we provide for these needs.