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CLAVERING CURRICULUM FOR PE

PE is an acronym for Physical Education.

For more information, please contact Mr McAvoy (Deputy Headteacher and PESSPA Programme Director), Mr Savage (The Arts, PE & PSHEE Leader), Mr Stoddart (PESSPA Specialist) and/or your child's/children's teacher(s).

Vision Statement for the Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) Programme

At Clavering Primary School, we want every Clavering child to be:

  • competent and confident physically;
  • competitive successfully; and
  • committed to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Introduction to the Clavering Curriculum for Physical Education (PE_

  • 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.

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. 

Clavering Learning Foci for PE

Learning foci for Physical Education at Clavering Primary School is structured around our threes As model: acquisition, application and analysis of knowledge, understanding and skills.

1. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with fitness and health (reinforcing learning from the Clavering Curriculum for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)).

2. To acquire confidence and competency with the identified twenty-two Fundamental Movement Skills.

3. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with games activities (including attacking and defending).

4. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with athletics (including running, jumping and throwing).

5. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with dance (including choreography and performance).

6. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with gymnastics (including choreography and performance).

7. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with outdoor and adventurous activity challenges.

8. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with safe and competent swimming.

9. To acquire and apply knowledge, understanding and skills associated with communication, cooperation and collaboration (across all contexts for learning in PE: athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, and outdoor and adventurous activity challenges).

10. To be able to analyse and evaluate own and others' performance in order to improve outcomes (across all contexts for learning in PE: athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, and outdoor and adventurous activity challenges).

Topics studied in each year group

Note: the sports listed are contexts for learning in PE. We do not coach sport in PE; we teach Physical Education!

Clavering Physical Literacy Framework for Reception and Lower School:

Reception and Lower School PE lessons create a movement foundation to underpin lifelong participation, enabling pupils to access a range of learning experiences which support the development of competent and confident movers.

Reception:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering unit 1)

Body Management (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Speed-Agility-Travel (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Manipulation-Coordination (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Dance (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 1: focusing on Problem Solving)

Year 1:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering units 2 and 3)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Send-Return (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering units 1 and 2)

Dance (Clavering units 3 and 4 - 1 and 2 are taught in Reception)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 5, 6 and 7 - 1, 2, 3 and 4 are taught in Reception)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 2: focusing on Problem Solving)

Year 2:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering units 4 and 5)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 3 and 4)

Send-Return (Clavering units 3 and 4)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering units 3 and 4)

Dance (Clavering units 5 and 6)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 8, 9 and 10)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 3: focusing on Problem Solving)

Clavering Physical Literacy Framework for Middle School:

Through adapted physical activities, Middle School pupils develop and apply a broad range of skills in different contexts, enhancing their creative, social and thinking skills in PE. They also begin to gain an understanding of the positive benefits of being physically active.

Year 3:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering unit 6 (long unit), including the contexts of Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Handball, American Football and Quidditch)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 5 and 6, including the contexts of Cricket, Rounders and Tri Golf)

Send-Return (Clavering unit 5, including the context of Tennis)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering unit 5)

Dance (Clavering units 7 and 8)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 11 and 12)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 4: focusing on Problem Solving and Archery)

Year 4:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering unit 7 (long unit), including the contexts of Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Handball, American Football and Quidditch)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 7 and 8, including the contexts of Cricket, Rounders and Tri Golf)

Send-Return (Clavering unit 6, including the context of Tennis)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering unit 6)

Dance (Clavering units 9 and 10)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 13 and 14)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 2)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 5: focusing on Communication & Tactics and Orienteering)

Clavering Physical Literacy Framework for Upper School:

Upper School pupils learn physical, social and thinking skills through sport specific activities (modified to be age and stage appropriate). They also develop leadership skills and are able to articulate the benefits of regular exercise.

Year 5:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering unit 8 (long unit), including the contexts of Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball and Handball)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 9 and 10, including the contexts of Cricket, Rounders and Tri Golf)

Send-Return (Clavering unit 7, including the context of Tennis)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering unit 7)

Dance (Clavering unit 11)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 15 and 16)

Swimming (Clavering unit 1)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 6: focusing on Problem Solving and Archery)

Year 6:

Attack-Defend-Score (Clavering unit 9 (long unit), including the contexts of Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Handball, American Football and Quidditch)

Hit-Catch Run (Clavering units 11 and 12, including the contexts of Cricket, Rounders and Tri Golf)

Send-Return (Clavering unit 8, including the context of Tennis)

Run-Jump-Throw (Clavering unit 8)

Dance (Clavering units 12 and 13)

Gymnastics (Clavering units 17 and 18)

Swimming (Clavering unit 2 - if swimming milestones haven't been met in Year 5)

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Clavering unit 7: focusing on Communication & Tactics and Orienteering)

Note:

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

2. Whilst never coaching sport when teaching Physical Education, we use a broad range of sports contexts within our PE lessons, including Gymnastics, Swimming, Orienteering, Archery, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Handball, American Football, Football, Quidditch, Cricket, Rounders, Tri Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics and Cross Country Running; plus Dance in every year group.

In addition to the sports contexts listed above, children have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and sports contexts in our extra-curricular clubs (including contexts not used in our PE Curriculum, such as Badminton and Dodgeball) and residentials (including Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Canoeing). 

Therefore, in total, children have the opportunity to participate in well over twenty different sports contexts during their time at Clavering.

3. As well as the school-based OAA units in every year group from Reception up to Year 6, we offer three extra-curricular residentials:

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

In total, children have the opportunity to spend ten amazing days away from home as part of our nationally-recognised Residentials Programme.

 

The importance of competitive sport

Competition is a statutory part of the National Curriculum for PE and every pupil has the opportunity to compete in intra-school competitive sport as part of our PAWS House System. Our intra-school competitive sport programme is used as an example of outstanding practice by the Youth Sport Trust and School Games Programme!

https://www.claveringprimary.org.uk/sport/intra-school-sport

In addition, every pupil has the opportunity to represent Clavering in inter-school sport competitions and festivals during their time at Clavering. As a School Games Platinum School, our inter-school achievements for both attainment and participation are showcased as exemplary practice by the Youth Sport Trust and School Games Programme! 

https://www.claveringprimary.org.uk/sport/inter-school-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 

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.

Our Year 5 pupils have a full term of swimming lessons 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.