At Sneyd Academy, PE is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims in Physical Education are an essential part of all children’s social and physical development. As an academy, we are committed to providing all the children with the opportunity to discover and develop their individual level of physical ability and motor skill. Through gym and dance, we will create an exploratory environment where the children’s control and aesthetic understanding will be extended. Through the delivery of the curriculum, we hope to develop positive attitudes to physical activity and encourage the children to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle.
The academy will offer further opportunities for social and emotional development by structuring activities where the children can plan and lead activities, work with others and make judgements about their own and others’ performances and actions. Through P.E., the children of Sneyd Academy will be made aware of their own and others strengths and weaknesses and will develop an appreciation of and an empathy for others’ abilities and differences.
The aims of PE in our school are to:
- Gain a wide experience of all physical activities in the National Curriculum.
- Be physically active and find enjoyment in physical activity.
- Find a lasting sense of purpose, achievement and fulfilment in physical activity.
- Develop physical skills, habits and interests that will promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including fair play, perseverance and sporting behaviour, and an ability to cope with success and failure.
- Learn how to co-operate with each other and work successfully in pairs, groups and teams. Also to show appreciation for their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.
- Learn how physical exercise affects the body.
- Understand the needs for safe practice in physical activities and how to achieve this.
- Be able to swim proficiently and to understand the basic survival and lifesaving skills.
- Be given sufficient opportunity to begin coping in an outdoor environment and to stimulate an eagerness to find out about it.
- To be given the opportunity and support to develop leadership skills.
- To have the confidence to take part in extracurricular activities and competitive sports.
In EYFS, all children access two hours of PE each week both indoor and outdoor. They begin to develop gross and fine motor skills through a range of activities. In lessons, children focus on the fundamental skills (agility, balance, coordination and strength.) Assessment is at the forefront of every lesson so we can scaffold or challenge children accordingly.
In Key Stage 1, children further develop skills that they acquired in EYFS with a focus on developing opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination through gymnastics and dance. During the summer, there is a focus on games rather than individual sports. During games, children have the opportunity to attack and defend, work as a team and create tactics.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to practise their skills through specific games such as tennis, badminton, hockey, netball, basketball, football and rugby and begin to apply them in competitive situations. They also focus on developing tactics. All sports are covered in a block of sessions over a half term. A strong element of the PE curriculum is our block of athletics which encourage children to strive for personal bests and compete against other schools in the city.
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 are provided with the opportunity to swim for thirty minutes a week over a ten-week block. These sessions are delivered by qualified swimming instructors at a local high school with an aim to provide children with skills in the basics of swimming and water safety. By the end of KS2, children are expected to be able to swim 25m and perform self-rescue.
- Sport 4 All – Less active children
- Inclusion sports – Less active children
- Unified cricket – SEN
- Cross country – Competition
- Boys / girls football – Competition
- Dance Show – For all
- Northwood field events – Competition
- Northwood track events – Competition
3 x WOW Clubs per week with Bee Active (glow sports, laser tag, ninja warrior etc)
A wide range of staff run clubs (cricket, gymnastics, dodgeball, skipping, badminton etc)
- KMAC (Kids Moving Against Cancer) – Whole school relay throughout the day and a pay-to-play rowing competition for parents.
- Cancer Research – Row 4 Rohan (Y3-6)
- Douglas Macmillian – Dance 4 Dakota (Nursery – Y2)
- 3 x annual sports days