Physical Education at Castlefort JMI School
At Castlefort, we recognise the importance of high quality Physical Education, physical activity and sport and the part it plays in raising standards and narrowing achievement gaps. Physical Education and school sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. Our strategy will aim to:
- Improve physical and mental health and well-being;
- Provide high quality opportunities and outcomes;
- Assist each individual to be the best they can be;
- Encourage community involvement and responsibility;
- Promote lifelong learning, active participation and competition;
- Raise achievement and support excellence;
- Ensure that all children receive 60 active minutes each day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
The curriculum for Key Stage 1 focuses on the development of fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident and improving agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. Children are taught through a range of areas including fundamentals, dance, gymnastics, ball skills, team building and invasion games.
The curriculum for Key Stage 2 focuses on developing a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Pupils will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be able to evaluate their own and other’s performances and give appropriate feedback. Children are taught through a range of sporting activities including tennis, dance, gymnastics, football, netball, rounders and swimming (Year 5/6).
All pupils enjoy two hours of Physical Education each week which is supplemented by scheduled Daily Mile, outdoor gym and trim trail sessions, structured lunchtime games and extra-curricular activities. All classes are taught by the class teacher and our PE specialist teacher across the week. Pupils in Key Stage 2 enjoy taking part in inter-school sporting events such as football matches, swimming galas and athletics competitions; our school has a history of successes here.
School Games Quality Mark
If you want further information about the curriculum content your child is covering please call the school office to arrange an appointment to see the subject leader.