All pupils in our school are provided with the recommended amount of timetabled PE per week. The PE curriculum incorporates five strands; athletics, dance, games, aquatics and outdoor and adventure activities. Each class is taught a variety of strands from the PE curriculum each year.
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are basic movements traditionally associated with physical activity. These skills are important for children’s health and ability to do everyday tasks now and as they get older. FMS are considered as physical literacy and support children to learn to move their bodies with control and confidence. This year in Templebreedy we have decided to focus on four FMS; balancing, skipping, dodging and striking with an implement,
All teachers work together to strengthen their delivery of different PE strands every year. All teachers use the PSSI lesson plans and the ‘Move Well, Move Often’ resources to guide their delivery of the PE curriculum. Members of staff have undertaken CPD in Physical Education during the past 12 months. The new knowledge, ideas and resources from these courses have been shares amongst staff members.
Our school teaches the Land PAWS Water Safety Programme in the senior classroom each year.
Each child’s progress in PE is discussed with parents at Parent Teacher meetings and feedback is included in children’s reports at the end of the year.
Our school carries out a PE equipment audit once a year. When this is completed, resources are clearly labelled, well organised and easily accessible. Old and broken equipment is disposed of.