This area of the curriculum deals with the handling of human emotions and relationships and with the human body, its development and health, together with the skills of agility, coordination and teamwork. These skills can be acquired through other areas of the curriculum as well but this area addresses them through the teaching of Sport and Physical Education. It makes medical and as well as educational sense to put physical and emotional development together.
Physical Education at Fulbridge Academy
"We want our children to leave us with the ability to live the rest of their lives as healthy, free moving individuals with a love of exercise and sport."
Areas taught within our curriculum
Invasion lessons are part of our games programme. In these lessons children will work on skill specific sports. They will be taught the principles of dribbling, running with the ball, passing, shooting and creating space. All of these principles can be transferred into all sports preparing them for their years to come in physical education.
Sports that may be used to teach these skills in this area are: Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Football, Tag Rugby, Handball, Dodgeball.
Striking lessons are also part of our games programme. In these lessons children will work on skills specific sports They are taught the principles of striking the ball with varied equipment. They are also taught the skills of throwing and catching within these sports. All of these principles can be transferred into all sports preparing them for their years to come in physical education.
Sports that may be used to teach these skills in this section are: Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton.
Multi skill is taught to our younger ages. In this phase we work a lot around children's ABC (agility, balance and coordination). This phase still has a big focus on play in the way we structure the lessons. The lessons will use fun games to introduce the children to invasion and striking lessons.
Within gymnastics we teach a skills approach focusing on gymnastic moves to help develop children's movement. Each phase of their development has a different set of progressive skills for them to work through and hopefully master. These skills can be revisited or progressed at each phase if certain children need more time to practice certain skills or move on if they have mastered skills quickly.
Swimming is a government requirement for all primary schools. By the end of key stage 2 we need to get as many children as possible swimming confidently over 25 metres or more across different strokes. Within the swimming lessons we take a strong focus on teaching the 3 strokes to make sure children are confident in each of them.
AssessmentTraditionally as a subject we tend to over assess the physical i.e. skill development, thus getting the peaks and troughs in our assessment profiles, however, if we just assess the physical are we truly assessing learning within a lesson and over time? As a department we looked at the other areas we believe are important to developing our young learners. We then formed these 3 areas to look at when assessing out children: