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Eastgate Academy  PE Curriculum

Intent

At Eastgate Academy it is our intent that all our children are provided with high quality teaching in physical education. We provide this by allowing the children to access exciting and challenging lessons. The fundamental ABC of physical education (Agility, balance and coordination) are taught throughout KS1 to enable our pupils to gain the key skills and knowledge they require to prosper in PE and begin to grow into confident, strong and independent sportsmen and women. Throughout KS2 the intent is to broaden key knowledge and skills allowing children to create movement patterns as well as link sequences, this in turn allows the understanding of communication, collaboration and competitiveness. Alongside this, the provision of outside sporting opportunities in the wider community are made clear and the children are encouraged to experience these.

Implementation

All of our pupils gain a plethora of skills through accessing our challenging curriculum and high quality teaching. We cover a range of areas so that children can experience common sports as well as new and modern sports like handball and curling.

Our diverse curriculum covers these areas-

  • Athletics
  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • OAA
  • Fundamental movement and skills
  • Swimming

We focus highly on peer assessment so that pupils can understand their strengths and weakness allowing them to improve in areas they feel necessary. Alongside this we offer after school clubs to further widen their sporting experiences. Competitions, Galas and festivals are also a core value of ours, allowing children to experience different sporting settings and competitiveness enables growth and confidence in our children which in turn allows them to succeed in sport.

Impact

It is important at Eastgate Academy that our children understand the benefits of sport and the affects a balanced diet has on our bodies, therefore we aim to improve the physical development of our children. Physical fitness, sports skills and sports values are of key worth to our school as they install moral standards which can be used through life we therefore encourage our children to make progress and understand their benefits.