Our curriculum leader for Physical Education is Mrs Becky Clark
We want all children at Glusburn Primary School to: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; be physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities and most importantly, lead healthy, active lives. We feel that being active is beneficial to children’s mental health and well-being and encourage all children to take part in daily and weekly challenges.
The PE curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards building knowledge and skills for future learning. The curriculum is successfully designed to be ambitious, and meet the needs of all pupils including those with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. Our PE curriculum is taught twice weekly through indoor and outdoor lessons such as gymnastics, dance and OAA. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that encourages children to foster the fundamental movements such as running, throwing and catching and as they progress through school, apply those skills to more technical and tactical sports such as football, rugby and cricket. Termly coaches come in from Wharfedale Rugby, Skipton Tennis Club and we have strong links with local coaches for badminton. In years Five and Six, residentials are carried out and encourage children to develop team-work, communication and resilience.
How does the PE curriculum reflect our school values and ethos?
PE at Glusburn aims to motivate and inspire all children through an engaging and challenging curriculum so that they achieve their potential in this subject. We teach fair play and respect through inter and intra competition. All our children are encouraged to be resilient and persevere when faced with a challenge.
UNCRC ARTICLE 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
UNCRC ARTICLE 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
UNCRC ARTICLE 13 Every child has the right to find out and distribute information and to express their ideas – through talking, writing, art or any other form of expression