Note: this is a duplicate of the 'PE' webpage from the 'Learning' section of our school website where you can find details of the Clavering curriculum for each subject area.

Introduction

  • A high-quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
  • It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
  • Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. 

Note: the Clavering Curriculum for PE is a key component of the Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity Programme.

Aims of the Clavering Curriculum for PE

The Clavering Curriculum for PE 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.

The importance of competitive sport

The competitive sport strand of the Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity Programme provides many benefits for Clavering pupils, including:

  • it gives our children the chance to use, apply, develop and improve learnt skills in match situations;
  • it gives our children the opportunity to play sports and interact with other children, forming social bonds and relationships;
  • it teaches our children about competition, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship;
  • it gives our children the chance to learn to manage success and disappointment;
  • it gives our children the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem, get exercise and have fun!

Note: in the report Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport, Ofsted found that schools with high sporting standards have similarly high expectations in the classroom. Both help to cultivate an environment in which pupils excel. For further information, please click on the link: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/competitive-school-sport-going-extra-mile 

Clavering Learning Foci for PE

1. To acquire knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.

2. To acquire, develop, select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas (including Dance, Gymnastics, Games Activities and Athletics).

3. To take part in outdoor adventurous activities.

4. To swim safely and competently.

5. To evaluate and improve performance. 

Topics studied in each year group

Year 1:

Gymnastics

Dance

Games Activities

Athletics

Year 2:

Gymnastics

Dance

Games Activities

Athletics

Year 3:

Gymnastics

Dance

Sportshall Athletics

Athletics

Football

Rugby Union

Rugby League

Basketball

Netball

Rounders

Kwik Cricket

Tennis

Year 4:

 

Gymnastics

Dance

Sportshall Athletics

Athletics

Football

Rugby Union

Rugby League

Basketball

Netball

Rounders

Kwik Cricket

Skipping

Year 5:

Swimming (see below)

Gymnastics

Dance

Sportshall Athletics

Athletics

American Football

Rugby Union

Rugby League

Basketball

Netball

Tri Golf

Kwik Cricket

Handball

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

 

Year 6:

Swimming (see below)

Gymnastics

Dance

Sportshall Athletics

Athletics

American Football

Rugby Union

Rugby League

Basketball

Netball

Tri Golf

Kwik Cricket

Handball

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

 

Note:

1. All PE modules emphasise and develop the Clavering Sports Values: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.

2. Children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to experience over fifteen differents sports as contexts for learning.

3. In addition to the sports listed above, children have the opportunity to participate in cross country running (Years 3 to 6); orienteering (Year 5); archery (Years 5 to 6); rock climbing and abseiling (Years 5 to 6); canoeing (Year 6); and fencing (Year 6).

4. Therefore, in total, children have the opportunity to participate in over twenty different sports, plus dance and outdoor adventurous activities (OAA).

5. As well as the school-based OAA units in Year 5 and Year 6, the school offers three residentials:

  • a one-night camp in Year 4 (with preparation work starting in Year 3);
  • a two-night OAA-themed residential in Year 5;
  • a four-night OAA-themed residential in Year 6, linked to the children’s participation in the John Muir Award.

6. The school’s intra-school competitive sport programme runs across the school and throughout the year. It has achieved national recognition from the government, the School Games programme and the Youth Sport Trust. For further details, please see Mr McAvoy.

7. The school’s inter-school competitive sport programme runs across the school and throughout the year. Typically, the school competes in at least fifteen different sports formats and involves well over 150 different pupils. As with our intra-school programme, our inter-school competitive sport programme has achieved national recognition from the government, the School Games programme  and the Youth Sport Trust. For further details, please see Mr McAvoy.

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Swimming at Clavering

Swimming is an important part of the Clavering Curriculum for PE. Research carried out by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) found that a third of children in England cannot swim by the time they leave primary school with 39% never having been offered a swimming lesson at school, despite it being part of the National Curriculum.

The ASA’s report ‘Save School Swimming, Saves Lives’ highlights the fact that more than 400 people drown each year in the UK and that drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children.

We are a partner school of Aqua Force Swimming Academy and, as part of our Clavering Curriculum for PE, all of our Year 5 pupils have a full term of swimming lessons at Dyke House Sports and Technology College in either the Autumn or Spring Term. In addition, in the Summer Term we fund additional lessons for Upper School children who have not achieved our swimming assessment milestones.

In line with the National Curriculum, the Clavering assessment milestones for swimming are:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Our aim is for all of our pupils to have achieved these milestones before they leave Clavering, with the vast majority of pupils exceeding the milestones.

For more information about Aqua Force Swimming Academy, please visit:

http://www.aquaforceswimacademy.co.uk/

To read the ASA School Swimming Manifesto, please click the link below:

http://www.swimming.org/assets/uploads/library/ASA_Manifesto.pdf