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PE Curriculum WCPS- Progression of knowledge and skills

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 children 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 WCPS we have developed the range of sporting opportunities, both in school and extra-curricular groups children 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.

We have developed a comprehensive range of sporting opportunities, in school, across schools and in extra-curricular groups such as: multi-sports, boys & girls football and weekly running clubs.

Our aim is to promote the application of acquired skills and the variety of competitions that our children are offered. This ensures lessons are relevant to the skills that children need to be working on in order to succeed in the sporting opportunities at the end of each half term.

As a school, we are extremely proud of our achievements in sport through inter school competitions!

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, learners 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 children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.

Ultimately, providing opportunities to allow children to be fit and healthy are at the heart of the PE curriculum offer that we provide to the children exploring a wide range of topics, to prepare them for life. This include: approved sporting competitions, weekly running clubs, extra-curricular sports clubs and residential stays.

These opportunities provided through school via our PE curriculum has inspired and developed a new generation of successful competitors both locally and nationally.

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 each child through differentiated activities, adult support, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for 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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