At Norbury we believe that Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum that provides opportunities for children to develop socially, physically and supports positive mental health and wellbeing. Children learn the important impact that physical activity can have in supporting them to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum where children are able to build on fundamental skills and apply them in a variety of contexts and situations as they progress throughout the school. Our curriculum also endeavours to teach children skills for life including communication, resilience, teamwork, sportsmanship, co-operation and water safety.
We are currently transitioning to a new broader and balanced curriculum focusing on the development of the ‘whole child’. We use the Complete PE interactive online resource which breaks down the curriculum into the following areas:
- ABC of movement (Gymnastics)
- Core Athletics Skills
- Games (invasion, net/wall and striking and fielding)
- OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities)
The long-term overview maps out coverage of each area throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. Each area builds on a progression of skills from previous years in the same topic. This development of skills can be seen in the skills progression document. Each class is timetabled for two PE lesson each week focusing on both indoor and outdoor topics.
In Year 4 children visit the local swimming pool where they learn to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe, self-rescue in different water-based situations
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs before and after school to provide children with opportunities in new activities and to promote physical activity further.
Daily physical activity is also an integral part of the school day with physical activity logged on trackers in each class. Physical Activity Champions are awarded in weekly celebration assemblies to recognise participation in these extra activities.