PE is taught following the unique and child-centered scheme of ‘Merton PE’, which is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and places the child at the heart of all lessons, with the ultimate goal of all children feeling valued, included, challenged, and supported.
From the very beginning of a child’s learning journey at school, the 6 multi abilities of social, personal, creative, cognitive, physical and health, and fitness will underpin every PE lesson with a view to creating transferrable skills which can be used across the whole curriculum.
The EYFS curriculum and the school’s wider work will support our pupils to develop resilience, confidence and independence and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy and thus enhancing their personal development.
Within KS1, there will be a focus on the development of fundamental movement skills (agility balance and coordination), healthy competition (both individually and with others), and cooperative learning within a range of increasingly challenging situations. Through clear, sequential objectives, lessons will ensure a logical progression in attainment, with children in KS2 continuing to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and learning to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
The PE curriculum at Holne Chase will cater to the needs and abilities of all of our children, enabling every child to work at a level suitable to their own ability. Teachers will support, stretch and challenge all children to ensure every child achieves outstanding progress.
During all lessons, children will get the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other as well as see them gaining an understanding of how to analyse and improve personal and peer performance in different physical activities and sports whilst learning how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.