At Newburn Manor Primary School we believe that Physical Education (PE), when delivered in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to be the best version of themselves, both physically and mentally. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Newburn Manor, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that physical education promotes.
From September 2021, children will receive two hours of PE teaching per week, delivered by either the class teacher or an external coach employed to support the class teacher. The curriculum will enable children to enjoy a wide range of sports and games, with a skills focus rather than being sports specific. For example, invasion games will look at the skills of dribbling, attacking and defending through football, hockey and basketball collectively. Frequent attendance of competitions within the Outer West Schools Trust and city wide will enable the children to experience competition and practice the skills they have gained via high quality PE teaching.
Teaching in KS1 will focus on basic fundamental skills and games. As the children progress through the school KS2 will open up more opportunities for playing established sports and utilising basic skills competitively and in team situations.