Knowledge-Rich, Diversity-Led Curriculum
PE and Health Curriculum
At Stoneydown, we hold P.E. as an integral part of our curriculum. The subject inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and resilience throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through daily physical activity, P.E. lessons, break times or extra-curricular activities. At Stoneydown, we also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect. We fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
P.E. is taught at Stoneydown as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. It is taught through a minimum of two 1 hour PE sessions per week.
We teach lessons so that children:
- have fun and experience success in sport;
- have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development;
- secure and build on a range of skills;
- develop good sporting attitudes;
- understand basic rules;
- experience positive competition;
- learn in a safe environment;
- have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active citizens.
Our teachers are supported to deliver the curriculum by our specialist PE teacher and we receive support from trained coaches including those from Leyton Orient and the Headteacher.
Children are taught through 6 key areas set out in the National Curriculum – dance, games, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities, and swimming. Children in KS2 are given the opportunity to swim with the aim being for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m.
In order to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our curriculum, we support teachers in their understanding of the expectations of the National Curriculum so that they are confident assessing pupils in every session taught. We use CPD to ensure that staff have a clear understanding of pupils’ next steps so they are able to plan and deliver lessons that respond to the individual needs of their pupils.
At Stoneydown, we aim to provide a variety of sporting opportunities. We provide a range of PE-related activities for children at lunchtimes, including tennis, badminton, hockey and football. These encourage children to further develop their skills and interests in a range of the activity areas and specific sports. In addition, outside providers offer sports clubs after-school. These experiences allow for children to apply their sporting skills, develop team skills and learn how to play competitively. Each year all pupils at Stoneydown from Nursery to Year 6 take part in an annual sports day. This is a highlight for many students in the yearly calendar in which they can display their athletic and sporting skills.
Follow this link to know more about our Sports Premium. What makes a healthy and balanced packed lunch? Please look at our Healthy Packed Lunch Leaflet that is given to all children who bring a packed lunch at Stoneydown. We encourage all children to eat a balanced and varied lunch that allows them to have positive mental and physical well-being.
Click here to view our PE curriculum overview for each year group.
Click here to see the National Curriculum PE Programmes of Study: Key Stages 1 and 2.