Intent: Knowledge, Skills and the National Curriculum

Our approach to the PE curriculum ensures that it is taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour. A customised PE curriculum has been developed and enhanced from the National Curriculum, which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils and ensures our pupils practice and develop the progressive skills taught during PE lessons. The HCAT progressive documents support the progression of skills and ensures that children are progressing each year.

At Mapplewell we have developed the range of sporting opportunities, both in school and extra-curricular groups our pupils are offered. This ensures lessons are relevant to the skills that children need to be working on to succeed in the sporting opportunities at the end of each half term.

Implementation: Accelerated Learning

The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.

Within a lesson a new skill is introduced, our pupils have the time to practise this skill and then apply the skill to a game situation. This builds on the gather, skills, apply approach and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure our pupils develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.

Impact: Summative & Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptions to their planned teaching.

Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of our pupils through differentiated activities, adult support, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for our pupils and questioning skills.

INCERTS is used as a summative assessment to assess foundation subjects. The knowledge and skills based curriculum is regularly highlighted to identify any gaps or misconceptions to be addressed or passed onto the following teachers.


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