at Sawley Junior School
What do we want SJS children to learn?
The intent of Sawley Junior School’s Physical Education curriculum is to inspire all children to succeed and excel in physically demanding activities and competitive sport. Physical Education will provide opportunities for children to become physically confident and support their overall health and fitness.
Children are offered, opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, in order to build character and help to embed the school visions of ‘respect for all’, ‘working well together’ and ‘try my best aim high’. Through Physical Education, we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.
We strive to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential by encouraging children to achieve their ‘personal best’. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that they have the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The National Curriculum 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.
How do we achieve our Intent?
Each child receives 2 hours of PE curriculum a week. The curriculum is mapped out to ensure children have the opportunity to learn, practise and refine new skills, as well as apply them to game situations. A progressive and broad range of skills and activities are delivered through a variety of different sports. The sessions are taught by either a specialist PE practitioner (ESSP) or the class teacher during PE lessons. Lessons are differentiated by both ability and outcome. The school has recently reviewed its provision and adopted a new scheme to support the teaching of PE (Imoves).
All pupils have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at the onsite swimming pool, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.
In addition to PE in curriculum time, we provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity by providing a range of sporting and active clubs. This includes making use of lunchtime mini leaders, active assembly time and our dedicated PE lunchtime supervisor.
All staff are supported by the Senior Leadership team and the PE Subject Leader. In addition, Willows Academy Trust subject leaders hold cluster meetings half-termly working together to meet the aims and vision of the Trust.