The intent of our PE curriculum is to ensure that pupils experience a wide breadth of study and enquire about an ambitious body of knowledge stored in their long term memory, which in turn will prepare them for future learning and life, including future careers.
The breadth of our PE curriculum is adapted to our beliefs about the needs of our pupils and our values as a school. We have agreed that within our PE curriculum, Welton children need:
We build cultural capital through our curriculum by giving pupils the knowledge to be well informed and responsible citizens who understand and respect British Values. We organise subject knowledge into meaningful schema known as ‘threshold concepts’. These concepts are explored in a wide breadth of topics. Pupils return to these concepts repeatedly over time so that they gradually deepen their understanding of the subject. Our threshold concepts in PE are broken down into sections dependent on the area of study:
Y5/6 Inverted movements
Sending and receiving
Throwing and Catching
Within each lesson, we give children opportunities to reflect on their use and application of Social, Emotional and Thinking skills that they are using or have used well. PE learning progressively builds towards tasks which require pupils to apply their knowledge. Our agreed end points are ‘milestones’ which reflect the National Curriculum attainment targets for each key stage and help us to assess pupils' depth of understanding of the threshold concepts.
We use frequent recall practice and low stakes assessment so that pupils know and remember the key component knowledge in the subject area. We use formative assessment techniques so that any gaps in pupils' knowledge are quickly identified and teaching can be adapted.
We use our additional PE Sport funding to support the development of PE at the school. Click here for more inforamation.