Physical Education at Selwyn
At Selwyn, we aim to create a health-conscious and active school by focusing on the key fundamentals of physical development and linking them to sport specific techniques or tactics, extra-curricular activities, a wide range of competitions and sets of holistic transferable skills. We believe that through this structure, we can enable children to understand the benefit of living an active lifestyle and therefore be curious to the different ways this can be achieved. Through regular experiences that will expose them to winning and losing, at a level that challenges in appropriate, we can build their resilience and self belief and in turn foster their ambition to achieve more. All of these layers combined will give them the platform and confidence to approach tasks independently as well as the leadership skills to help inspire others.
The way in which we implement our PE curriculum is described in more detail via the hyperlinks and images below. The bulleted hyperlinks provide more detailed information about each of the three key strands.
The first strand highlights 12 areas that help develop agility, balance and coordination. Each half term, two will be focused on and developed through a series of challenges and success criteria.
The second strand will consist of different activities relating to invasion, striking and net games as well as dance, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous activities, athletics and swimming. Each unit of work will end with a competitive element. Groups will discuss the benefits of winning and losing and inter school competitions will be held on a regular basis. Sports leaders will help organise equipment at school break times so children can remain active as much as possible. After school clubs will also be run throughout the year and made available free to all children. The whole school will then take part in the annual showpiece sports day event during the Summer 2 term.
The third strand will focus on the following six areas: personal, social, creative, cognitive, emotional and health/fitness. Attributes associated with these areas will be discussed and focussed upon during PE lessons. There will be a PE awards ceremony, every half term to celebrate children who have displayed these attributes the most. Regular health and fitness weeks will be held, where special activities will be run for parents and children.
We are proud of the achievements of each and every one of our children in PE and share some of these moments of celebration in our regular PE Newsletter – our October 2023 version is now available.
Further detail regarding our curriculum is provided in the images below.