P.E. and Sport
Our intent at New Milton Infant School is to ensure all children have an enjoyable and positive experience of Physical Education and Sport, promoting a long term healthy lifestyle.
We achieve this by:
- providing children with the opportunity to develop their ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination)
- providing children with the opportunity to become confident, competent and healthy movers
- improving fitness, health and well-being
- providing a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.
- allowing children to fulfil their potential
- children participating in sporting events to develop their skills, enthusiasm, resilience, confidence and team spirit.
In EYFS, Physical Development (PD) is one of the Prime Areas of Learning and underpins the development of other skills such as reading, writing and attention. Physical Development is encouraged using both the indoor and outdoor provision. Specific areas and resources have been developed for children to learn and practise skills including balancing, climbing, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and moving in a range of ways. Children also access a one hour discrete PE lesson each week which focuses on developing a particular skill. Emphasis is put on creating fun and enjoyable sessions for the children which aim to inspire a love of sport and physical activity.
In the EYFS, children are introduced to the word ‘healthy’ and what this means. Children are given opportunities during their PE lessons and appropriate activities within provision to observe and discuss the physical effects that being active has on their bodies. They are encouraged to talk about how they link to 'being healthy'. Adults plan focus activities during the academic year which enable the children to explore a range of foods and develop an understanding of which are healthy or unhealthy and the reasons why.
In KS1 each child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons. Pupils are given ample opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through games, dance and gymnastics. In year two the children go swimming for six 1 hour sessions. The children are taught by qualified swimming instructors and gain water experience, confidence in the water and develop basic strokes.
In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extra curricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting and active clubs such as multisports, tag rugby, football, gymnastics, dance, yoga, running club and archery.
We participate in the Daily Mile to ensure that we are giving children at our school the best possible chance of achieving the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
New Milton Infant School hopes to encourage all children to develop positive attitudes to PE and sport, improve health and well-being, cater for all abilities, allow every child to fulfil their potential, encourage lifelong participation, and provide competitive activities.
- to increase participation in competitive sport
- to provide opportunities for children to participate in a broad range of physical activities, providing variety and an introduction to as many sports and activities as possible
- to develop the children’s fundamental movement skills, enabling lifelong participation in physical activity
- to develop multi-ability skills through PE, enabling the children to use and develop cognitive, personal, social, creative and physical skills through physical activity.
- to encourage all children to achieve their personal best.
All children at New Milton Infants receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum. Every child accesses all of the key areas of the subject on offer. Festivals and competitions ensure our children have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports both in and outside of school whether that be at a competitive or non- competitive level. Children develop pride for our school and we hope continue to compete in sport as they move on. All children should be able to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this is achieved as well as developed skills that underpin life such as teamwork, sportsmanship, self-motivation, resilience and independence.
Extra-curricular: We provide a range of sporting after school clubs and are open to all children throughout the year. These provide opportunities for the children to participate in a range of activities and develop their skills further. Pupil Premium children may access one club every half term without any cost implications.
New Forest School Sports Partnership
We work in close partnership with the New Forest School Sports Partnership to ensure that all children are given regular opportunity to participate in competitive games within our school and with neighbouring schools in the New Forest. We regularly compete in cross country events, football, quicksticks tournaments, gymnastics festivals and more.
New Forest School Sports Partnership also provide regular training for our teachers. Each year, we host a sports day that every child can participate in. All levels of ability are celebrated and opportunity is given for parents and carers to join in too
Our scheme of work for PE and Sport
Our curriculum maps for PE and sport were devised by merging the National Curriculum aims and purposes with the ‘Real PE’ scheme of work, underpinned by our core values. PE lessons are based around the fundamental movement skills and multi abilities.
What is Real PE?
The Real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow schemes of work and support from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ive them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and OFSTED requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning.
These skills will enable the children to play a range of sports and develop the core strength, agility, balance and co-ordination needed to improve their abilities in Dance and Gymnastics. We make cross-curricular links to themes and topics where appropriate.
The language of ‘personal best’ is used so that all children can achieve in a lesson no matter what level of physical skills that they have.
Aims of Real PE
1. To support the development of positive attitudes by young people towards physical activity.
2. To improve pupils’ core skills and confidence in PE and sport, enabling greater access to the PE curriculum and sports specific pursuits.
3. To support identification, extension and development of more able and talented.
4. To provide an effective assessment for learning tool
Core Values of Real PE
Real PE focusses on 3 central philosophies, these are;
•Creating clear, shared learning journeys
•Providing quality personalised learning opportunities
•Shifting responsibility towards the learner
We are proud to be a Real Legacy school from 2023 and are striving to create a new ambition for EVERY child. Not only are we on a mission to get our children more active by developing the fundamental movement skills that are so often overlooked, our PE lessons are centred around the child to enable them to be successful in the classroom and in later life.
Real legacy allows us to bring the school, home and the community together to enable cultural change. Our journey commenced with Real PE teacher training to support our PE provision to and is extending across the school to include supporting families and the wider school community. The school is supported with teacher training, school based support, fun real play activities for families, enrichment and competitive opportunities and supporting resources all through a holistic approach to also develop children's personal, social and emotional skills.
Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development in PE
SPIRITUAL – Children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own performance in all areas of PE. Time is allocated in each session for children to observe others and evaluate their performance. They are then invited to provide feedback to their peers on what they have achieved well and advice on any improvements that can be made. Planning enables children to be inspired by events happening all over the world and special events centred around charity work such as Sports relief are planned for children to participate in.
MORAL – PE provides a perfect platform in which children can explore and adhere to rules, etiquette and sportsmanship. Through taking part in sporting activity, children have the chance to practise their leadership skills and develop a respect for others in their team.
SOCIAL – PE is a social subject. Children are encouraged to work together as part of a team in all areas of PE. This may be in pairs or small groups when devising sequences of movements in dance and gym or in a larger team when competing in a range of sports. Children at New Milton know that those that work well as part of a team are more likely to succeed. Representing their school in sport can be rewarded by a sense of pride. Participating as a team against others from neighbouring schools also ensures opportunity for meeting and participating with new friends.
CULTURAL – The PE planning at New Milton allows children to explore dances and sports from different cultures and traditions from around the world. Children will also experience music to move to from a range of cultures. Planning also ensures that children can watch inspirational athletes from around the world to help inspire their own performance