PE

Our PE Intent

The Physical Education (PE) curriculum at Simpson’s Lane Academy is designed to engage and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.

PE at Simpson’s Lane provides all pupils with the knowledge and skills to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. The child-centred PE curriculum is planned and sequenced, so that new knowledge and skills build upon previous learning. It focusses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through appropriate challenge and support. Pupils develop a sound knowledge of these fundamental skills and are able to apply them into competitive situations as well as developing teamwork and collaboration.

PE supports pupils’ oracy skills by providing them with effective language experiences through the promotion of specialist and technical vocabulary, questioning, feedback on performance, group work and other aspects of co-operative learning.

In order to meet the expectations set out in our PE curriculum, we ensure that sufficient time is provided, so that all children receive a minimum of two hours of high quality PE lessons per week.

In addition, we provide opportunities for pupils to participate in extracurricular activities, committing to a range of active afterschool clubs and sporting competitions within and outside our academy trust. These activities build character and help embed important values such as fairness and respect.

In Early Years, pupils develop their physical development skills through daily use of our purpose-built outdoor area and through weekly PE sessions. Outdoors, pupils are encouraged to climb, balance and move in different ways whilst negotiating space. Pupils use a range of equipment (different sized balls, hoops, quoits and beanbags) to help them learn and consolidate new skills. Fine motor development is an essential part of pupils’ physical development in early years. Pupils engage in daily focussed fine motor sessions and activities to strengthen fine motor skills are incorporated into daily provision.

In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They have opportunities to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Through our curriculum, we encourage communication, collaboration and competition. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own successes. In addition, Year 5 pupils attend swimming and water safety lessons to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

PE theme progression 

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Functional Fitness – Agility

 

Gymnastics

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

 

Dance

Functional Fitness - Reaction

 

Multi-skills

(DeLacey coach)

Functional Fitness – Running and Speed

 

Multi-skills

(DeLacey coach)

Functional Fitness - Balance

 

Athletics

Functional Fitness – Hand eye

 

Athletics

2

Functional Fitness – Agility

Gymnastics

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

Dance

Functional Fitness – Reaction

Multi-skills

Functional Fitness – Running and Speed

Multi-skills

Functional Fitness – Balance

Athletics

(Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness – Hand eye

Sky try (Featherstone Rovers)

3

Functional Fitness - Agility

Netball

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

Dodgeball

Functional Fitness - Reaction

Basketball

(De Lacey coach)

Functional Fitness – Running Speed

Kwik Cricket

(De Lacey coach)

Functional Fitness - Balance

Football

Functional Fitness – Hand Eye

Football

4

Functional Fitness - Agility

Netball

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

 

Dodgeball

Functional Fitness - Reaction

 

Basketball (Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness – Running and Speed

 

Kwik Cricket (Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness - Balance

 

Football

Functional Fitness – Hand eye

 

Football (Featherstone Rovers)

5

Functional Fitness - Agility

Netball (De Lacey coach)

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

Football (De Lacey coach)

Tc Functional Fitness - Reaction

Tchoukball

Functional Fitness – Running Speed

Rugby

 

Functional Fitness - Balance

Rugby (Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness – Hand Eye

Athletics

6

Functional Fitness - Agility

Netball (Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness – Strength and Fitness

Football (Featherstone Rovers)

Functional Fitness - Reaction

Tchoukball

Functional Fitness – Running Speed

Rugby

Functional Fitness - Balance

Rugby (De Lacy coach)

Functional Fitness – Hand Eye

Athletics (De Lacy coach)

PE Competition Calendar

 

Date

Competition

Year Group

Type

20th September

Cross Country

5 & 6

Inter School – Trust

25th October

Netball

6

Inter School – Trust

15th November

Functional Fitness

5

Inter School – Wakefield

29th November

Football

 

Inter School – Trust

6th December

Dodgeball

3 & 4

Inter School – Wakefield

6th December

Inclusive Festival

KS2

Disability Specific Competition

17th January

Tchoukball

 

Inter School – Trust

22nd January

Sports Hall Athletics

5 & 6

West Yorkshire School Games Qualifier

7th February

Multi skills

1 & 2

Inter School – Trust

6th March

Basketball

3 & 4

Inter School – Wakefield

13th March

Tag Rugby Qualifier

5 & 6

West Yorkshire School Games Qualifier

25th March

High Five Netball Qualifier

5 & 6

West Yorkshire School Games Qualifier

27th March

Dance

3, 4, 5 & 6

Inter School – Wakefield

3rd April

Kwik Cricket

 

Inter School – Trust

22nd May

Rugby

5 & 6

Inter School – Wakefield

22nd May

Key Steps Gymnastics Qualifier

3 & 4

West Yorkshire School Games Qualifier

12th June

Multi Skills Festival

1 & 2

Non – competitive

19th June

Football Festival

3 & 4

Inter School – Wakefield

19th June

Kwik Cricket Qualifier

5 & 6

West Yorkshire School Games Qualifier

3rd July

Mini Olympics

5 & 6

Non – competitive