Our PE Lead is Jodie Smith
Through Physical Education at Firfield, we aim to make a positive impact on physical health, mental health, fitness, and well-being of all our pupils. All pupils will experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance and promote life-long fitness and life choices.
PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence, creativity, problem solving and leadership skills. We endeavour to give pupils opportunity, to compete in sport, to help build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
Through our vision, pupils will learn how to cope and become resilient with success and failure in competitive, individual, and team-based activities.
At Firfield Primary School, we have recently adopted Get Set 4 PE scheme to teach our PE across the school. This scheme ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills as well as achieving whole child objectives. This progressive learning begins in Reception where our children begin formal PE sessions in the Autumn term. They also continue to develop these skills within their continuous provision. In KS1 and KS2, children have at least 2 hours of quality PE sessions a week following the prescribed Get Set 4 PE plans. In a PE session you will see:
- Consistency in routines including an introduction and warm up, skill development and plenary
- Collaboration and opportunity for partner discussion
- Opportunities for children to work independently and together
- Opportunity for children to perform and feedback
- Subject specific vocabulary that builds on previous learning/year groups
- Progression in equipment used with year groups
Our curriculum is designed so that children are taught a variety of activities throughout their key stage and there is a clear progression journey through all of these. Each area of PE also has a progression ladder which shows progression from EYFS to Year 6. Children also deepen their understanding of PE, year on year, by being introduced to specific vocabulary which is also mapped on a vocabulary pyramid for each area. At Firfield, children have many opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate their new skills in intra and inter sports competitions. All children also have the opportunity in the summer term to take part in a sports day. Children will become confident within the different strands of PE and show resilience when tackling new skills. They will be able to apply these skills both in school and outside of school to become Healthy Advocates.