Spa's PE curriculum, as part of our overarching curriculum model, is designed with our curriculum drivers in mind:
Spa use the Real PE schemes of work which are fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focus on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.
Each unit of work has a different focus to develop the key abilities necessary for success in PE and sport and across the curriculum: creative, physical, health and fitness, personal, social and cognitive.
Teachers have high expectations of pupils and offer appropriate levels of support and challenge to ensure that every pupil is able to succeed and that every pupil is stretched in each PE session.
The RealPE Learning nutrition document is used to support teaching and learning and encourage pupil-led learning. The child-friendly assessment statements (Real PE cogs) are used in lessons to ensure consistency across the key stage and that pupils are aware of their own progress, strengths and challenges.
In Year 5, children develop their swimming and water safety skills through a block of swimming lessons. These lessons are planned and taught by trained swimming instructors who provide targets for each of the ability groups. For pupils who have not learnt to swim in Year 5, there is a further opportunity to swim throughout Year 6 until the pupil is confidently able to swim a distance of 25 metres.
Pupils' skill level is assessed across a number of different areas, in each unit of work. At the end of each unit the teachers record whether each pupil is working 'below', 'at' or 'above' age related expectations. This assessment information is used to inform future planning.
We provide children with opportunities to participate in a range extra-curricular activities.
Our partnership with Leger Sport ensures that pupils can participate in traditional sports including football, tag rugby, hockey, athletics, mini tennis, cricket and netball as well as others such as basketball and dodgeball.
Each year, a small group of Key Stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to become Playground Ambassadors for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, organise and run activities at lunchtime and assist at sporting events such as sports day.
Please find below the key documents referred to throughout this page.