At New Milton Infant School we believe that PE is an essential part of a child’s educational development. We aim to deliver a balanced program that offers a variety of activities to enhance skills in PE. Positive participation in PE and competition will enable children to build self-esteem, team work and a positive attitude. We want children to develop their confidence and skills and improve their health and wellbeing and to use this knowledge for life. We will provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time and enable children to see how sport enriches our society. At New Milton Infant School, we aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities within an ambitious and inclusive PE curriculum, in order to enable children of all backgrounds and abilities, including those with SEND and the more able, to make the best possible progress.
At New Milton Infant School we encourage lifelong engagement in physical activity by making PE inclusive, personalised and enjoyable. Children will learn skills and gain knowledge through experiences, festivals and competitions. An emphasis is placed throughout on the personal, social, moral and cultural gains that children can make by engaging in physical activities of all kinds. There is high quality modelling – both of skills and growth mind-set from specialist PE teachers and our class teachers. A key part of how we teach P.E is giving the children the opportunity to reflect, evaluate and give feedback on the performance of themselves and others. There is provision for children with SEND. These include;
- Gross and fine motor interventions
- Children’s therapy pack
- External physio program and OT
We teach PE in units of work across the year in the different areas of PE (games, gym and dance) and use Val Sabin and Real PE schemes. Our dance lessons link with the topic learning in class. In the summer B half term Year 2 receive swimming lessons. This is not statutory in the PE curriculum for KS1 but we feel it provides the foundation of a vital life skill and we fund this for all children. All the planning is progressive across EYFS and into KS1. Every child has 2 lessons a week in all year groups and additional daily mile and fit break activities. We also provide extra-curricular sports clubs for the children to supplement our PE. curriculum, for example, karate, running, football, yoga, dance, tennis. These may vary from term to term.
At New Milton Infant School all children in PE will make the best possible progress from their individual starting points. They will have developed fundamental movement skills and will be competent and confident in agility, balance and coordination and will be well prepared for the Key Stage 2 Physical Education curriculum. They will have engaged in competition and worked individually and with others in a range of increasingly challenging activities. Our children will have participated in team games and developed simple tactics for attacking and defending. They will have created and performed dances and had the opportunity to evaluate their own and others performance. We recognise that participation in PE promotes the skills of team work, leadership, fairness and respect.