PE and Sport
The Green Way Academy is proud to serve the community of North Hull and give our pupils the very best learning opportunities and experiences whatever their circumstances. We are committed to delivering an inspirational and motivating curriculum which enables pupils to become independent learners preparing them for their next steps in education. Our mission is pure and simple: we want all of our pupils to experience success and have high aspirations so that they can go on to lead a remarkable life. This is the golden thread that binds us all together – the reason that despite our very different paths to The Green Way Academy, we are all part of one family.
Our 3 Key Curriculum Drivers:
1. Remarkable Aspirations – we aim to provide experiences which show children the wide range of possibilities available for their futue.
2. Remarkable Initiative - we aim to offer experiences which help them to become independent and resourceful learners.
3. Remarkable Environment – we aim to provide experiences which help our pupils value their environment and understand their responsibilities towards sustaining their local and global environment.
The aims of P.E are:
· To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
· To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
· To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
· To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
· To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
· To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
· To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
· To develop OSHL activities and provide competitive opportunities for all children.
The Structure of PE
PE teaching in the school is about excellence and enjoyment. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We endeavour to 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.
PE in the Early Years
Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught PE type skills through the Early Years Framework: Physical Development. This involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
PE in KS1
In KS1 children are expected to develop fundamental movement skills and master basic movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Children are then given the opportunity to apply these skills into a range of activities. Children also need to be able to participate in a number of team games and be able to perform dances with simple movement patterns.
PE in KS2
n KS2 children are expected to apply and develop a broader range of skills to progress from their learning in KS1. Children will be taught to:
-use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
-play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
-develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
-perform dances using a range of movement patterns
-take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
-compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Our Approach to PE
The essential elements describing how PE is taught in our school are described below:
-Teachers’ planning and resources are shared on IPEP and the School’s shared area and this planning takes into account differing needs of ability including the more able.
-Teachers are supported once a year for a whole term by a coach from the North Hull Sports Network. This is provided by using the Sports Premium fund to ensure teachers are receiving good PE CPD. Teachers are expected to team teach with the coach and then apply the skills they have learnt into their lessons for the next term.
-We use ICT in PE where appropriate. Children are given the opportunity to use IPADs to record performances in dance and key skills in games. Teachers use IPADs for assessment and the recording of evidence.
-Other resources include PE equipment; short video sequences and other teaching resources have been networked for interactive-whiteboard use.
-We actively teach PE skills, and reinforce learning with demonstrations and modelling from both teachers and pupils.
-We use cross-curricular links to PE with, for example, topic units to inspire the children, especially during dance units.
-Teachers use active warm ups at the beginnings of lessons, usually fun games, to engage the children.
-Questioning techniques are used regularly to deep and extend PE knowledge.
-Evidence is stored and uploaded to IPEP in the form of written assessments, class list assessments for each child and photographs/videos.
-All lessons finish with a cool down ensuring the children are aware of how to take care of their bodies after exercise.
IPEP (Interactive PE Lesson Planner)
The different units of PE for each year group are taught by teachers and coaches to the whole class using a programme called IPEP. It breaks down National Curriculum objectives for each year group and allows the teacher to assess against these objectives. IPEP ensures that the progression of skills is evident across the year groups and a different unit of work is undertaken each half term. The PE Co-ordinator liaises with colleagues to ensure that all staff are aware of the topics being taught. All units within each route must be taught however, there is freedom and flexibility to teach the units in any order. This will allow links to the Creative Curriculum Topic. Some units may be taught in collaboration with outside agencies, including Hull University, Hull FC and Hull Boys Boxing Club.
Please find below our Whole School Curriculum Map. This shows how the six different types of activity are covered throughout each child’s whole school PE education.
We use assessment to inform and develop our teaching.
Units commonly begin with an assessment of the children’s skills by introducing them to the new skill and observing how they are adapting to the new skill.We assess for learning (AfL). Children are involved in the process of self-improvement, recognising their achievements and acknowledging where they could improve. Children are given verbal feedback there and then in the lesson and are also encouraged to give/receive feedback from their peers. All assessments of children for PE are recorded on IPEP, this is a mixture of class assessments and individual assessments relating to the National Curriculum objectives.
· After each lesson, we assess if the children have achieved the learning objective or are working towards the learning objective.
· At the end of each unit, we assess the children’s ability against learning objectives from the National Curriculum to check if the children’s understanding is at year group expectations.
These objectives are reflected on IPEP as numbers from 1-5.
We use the following terminology:
1.Working below Age Related Expectations
2.Working Towards Age Related Expectations
3.On Track for Age Related Expectations
4.At Age Related Expectations
5.Working Above Age Related Expectations.
Curriculum Skills Coverage
Equal opportunities in PE
PE is taught within the guidelines of the school’s equal-opportunities policy. We ensure that all our children have the opportunity to gain PE knowledge and understanding regardless of gender, race, class, physical or intellectual ability. Our expectations do not limit pupil achievement and assessment does not involve cultural, social, linguistic or gender bias. We aim to teach PE in a broad global and historical context, using the widest possible perspective and including the contributions of people of many different backgrounds. We draw examples from other cultures, in terms of different games we might play or dances we may learn. We value PE as a vehicle for the development of language skills, and we encourage our children to communicate constructively with each other during the PE lesson and also afterwards to think about ways forward for next time and to ensure the progression of skills. We recognise that PE may strongly engage our gifted and talented children, and we aim to challenge and extend them and that the less able children may have a natural ability that shouldn’t be hindered by any other skills they may struggle with. We exploit PE’s special contribution to children’s developing creativity; we develop this by asking and encouraging challenging questions and encouraging original thinking.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of PE
Spiritual PE supports spiritual development by providing many opportunities for children to think and spend time reflecting on their own and others performances and skills.
PE supports moral development by showing children that different skills and interests need to be respected and valued. There are many moral and ethical issues that we cover in PE such as sportsmanship and inclusive sports.
Social PE supports social development by exposing children to the power of collaborative working and how being part of a team can be one of the most valuable skills in life. When partaking in different sports and activities children are given the opportunity to work as a team and individually.
PE supports cultural development as it can be tailored to every individuals needs. It also helps children to understand different cultures by exposing them to traditional dances and sports from across the globe.
The North Hull Sports Network (NHSN)
The North Hull Sports Network (NHSN) is an integral part of our PE and Sport delivery at The Green Way Academy both in term time and during the holidays. They are a team of coaches coordinated my Craig McFadyen and provide the school with CPD for the teachers and excellent coaching for the children to teach and improve their skills.
The North Hull Sports Network work collaboratively with the teachers at The Green Way to ensure that we are constantly improving and developing the PE teaching skills of all teaching staff across the school. CPD provision is rotated every term so that all teachers by the end of the year have received a full term of high quality PE CPD. Teachers are expected to work with coaches so that by the end of the term they have developed from observing the coach teach a high quality PE session to leading one on their own after planning, discussion and guidance from the coach. Having a full terms worth of CPD allows teaching staff to develop skills across two areas of PE, as we focus on an area each half term.
The North Hull Sports Network also provide after school clubs for the children at the Green Way Academy up to twice a week. These clubs are again rotated between year groups to ensure all children have had the opportunity to be involved in PE and Sport outside of their PE curriculum. The clubs are chosen depending upon the interest of the children and the upcoming matches and tournaments we will be involved in as a school.
The North Hull Sports Network organise and provide matches and tournaments for the children to take part in across a wide variety of sports. These tournaments and matches take place across the year and provide opportunities for children from every year group (except EYFS) to take part and every ability need, this ensure inclusivity for every child in the school.
Another major benefit of being involved is the access our children have to holiday clubs outside of term time. For a reasonable daily charge, our pupils have access to an enriched PE offer which remains extremely popular at our school.
Our PE Coordinator attends meetings every term with the North Hull Sports Network along with other PE coordinators from the other schools within the network. This allows them to arrange and allocate fixtures and tournaments, share good practise across schools and discuss any issues or developments within PE in general.
PE Enrichment and Clubs
This is the rota and plan for PE clubs and enrichment clubs over a typical week. The clubs run by the North Hull Sports Network change nights each term depending upon when the coaches are in school. First steps provide enrichments clubs on a Friday afternoon from 1pm-3pm. The focus of the club is differentiated for KS1 and KS2 children and ensures all activities are appropriate for all needs within the group. The Flex Dance club and Boxing club were set up due to an increased interest from the children.