Physical Education

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At D’Eyncourt we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities.

It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

In addition, we encourage and build enthusiasm through meeting inspirational professional sportspeople such as Olympic medallists from wide-ranging sporting disciplines. Here, our pupils work alongside Olympic Champions to raise funds for our school and future Olympic superstars. Our pupils challenge themselves physically to set achievable targets that also increase their confidence and belief in themselves.

At D’Eyncourt, we understand that we can all be champions of physical activity through differing channels. Through the offering of various physical after-school clubs for all key stages and by celebrating sporting success outside of school, we hope to expose our children to a wide range of sporting opportunities both competitive and for personal achievement.

In Key Stage 1

Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In Key Stage 2:

Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and Water Safety

D’Eyncourt provides swimming instruction for all of Key stage 2.

Pupils will spend a whole term in each KS2 year group attending swimming lessons for one afternoon per week. Lessons are taught by experienced swim teachers who are able to teach the complete beginner through to the more able pupil.

Our aim at D’Eyncourt Primary Schoo,l is for over 95% of our year 6 pupils to have achieved the following at the end of Year 6:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [ for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Key Vocabulary

Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4 (as Year 1 and 2 plus…) Years 5 and 6 (as Year 1/2/3/4 plus…)
Gymnastics forwards, backwards, sideways, bench, mat, table, roll, long, slow, on, off, stretched, curled, tuck, body parts, tall, small, shape, hold, still, jump, hop, bounce, travel, copy, still, slowly, wide, narrow, up, down, high, low, around, through, extension, roll, copy, pathway, along, land, balance, tension, curved, straight, zig-zag, shape, over, hang, grip, stretch, push, pull, slow, fast, twisted curled, level, medium, backwards, sideways, forwards, zig-zag, angular under, behind, smooth, sequence, height symmetrical, asymmetrical, combination, evaluate, improve, stretch, refine, adapt, pathway, contrasting, curled, stretched, suppleness, strength, inverted, across, evaluate, improve, height, strength, stamina, speed, level, tucked, straight, twisted, constructive, points, twist, turn, safety, refine, away dynamics, combination, contrasting, control, mirroring, matching, accurately, refine, evaluate, display, asymmetry, performance, create, symmetry, refinements, assessment, suppleness, strength, cool down, warm up, muscles, joints, explore, rotation, spin, turn, shape, landing, take-off, flight, co-operate, audience, assessment, elements, twist, obstacles, refine, aesthetically, criteria, extension,  judgement, tension, inverted, judge, dynamics, combination, canon, counter tension, counter-balance,  criteria, performance, imaginative, parallel, creativity,
Dance travel, stillness, direction, space, beginning, middle, end, feelings, body parts, levels, directions,pathways, speed, rhythm space, repeat, dance, phrase, improvisation, character, gesture, repetition, action and reaction, myth, legend, costume, prop, pattern dance, style, technique, formation, pattern, rhythm, variation, improvisation, unison, canon, action, reaction, motif, phrase, interpret, exploration
Athletics throw, high, low, skip, aim, fast, slow, safely, step, bounce, jump, leap, hop, repeat, run, target, overarm, underarm, walking, jogging, accelerate, baton, relay, push, take off, landing, evaluate sling, pull, distance, sprint, steady, pace, accuracy, height, record, joints, rhythm, leading leg, measure, underarm, overarm, heartbeat, pulse rate, jogging, walk, hurdles, landing, control, preferred, landing foot, time, stamina, obstacles, stance, diagonal, approach, speed, relay, sprint, team, distance, measure, height, target, pacing, rhythm, obstacles, throwing, speed, accuracy, take off, stamina, time, release, performance, take off, distance, target time, position, measure, control, height, run up, hurdles
Games Avoiding, tracking a ball, Rolling, Striking, Overarm throw, Bouncing, Catching, Free space, Own space, Opposite Team, Rebound, Follow, Aiming, Speed, Direction, Passing, Controlling, Shooting, Scoring Keep possession, Keep the ball, Scoring goals, Keeping score, Making space, Pass/send/receive, Dribble, Travel with a ball, Back up, Support partner, Make use of space, Point,  Goals, Rules, Tactics, Batting, Fielding, Bowler, Wicket, Tee, Base, Boundary, Innings, Rounder, Backstop, Court, Target, Net, Defending, Hitting, Stance, Offside, Pitch, Forehand, Backhand, Volley, Overhead, Singles, Doubles, Rally Keeping possession, Passing, Dribbling, Shooting, Shield, ball, Width, Depth, Support, Marking, Covering, Repossession, Attackers, Defenders, Marking, Team play

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