At SMATT, our aim to provide children with a PE curriculum that they enjoy and that equips them with the tools to develop their physical health and well-being. We want each child to experience many different sports and inspire them to succeed in competitive sport and understand the importance of life-long fitness. PE helps to promote children’s self-esteem and character by providing them with the opportunity to problem solve and cope with both success and failure.
At Smatt, we follow the national curriculum for PE which 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 impact of the PE curriculum is measured in different ways such as: questioning during lesson time and observations of children during activities. All of this feeds into the spine of our assessment, our 'Pilgrim Progress' records where we review, teach and assess the children's learning with 'I know..' statements. The class teacher and sports coaches monitor the progression of each child using this. These are then monitored by the subject lead to ensure consistency. By the end of each key stage most children are either working within or beyond the expected standard for their age in the different sports covered.