Coley Primary's Vision and Intention for PE:
Coley Primary School is proud to be a Real Legacy school and is striving to create a new ambition for EVERY child. Real PE is an excellent scheme which is fully aligned to the aims of the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements. It allows our teachers to provide a creative and engaging physical education for our children at Coley Primary. Not only are we on a mission to get our children more active by developing the fundamental movement skills, our PE lessons are centered around the child and enable them to be successful in the classroom and in later life.
Progression of Skills
Throughout their time at Coley Primary, children will develop their fundamental movement skills focusing on agility, balance and co-ordination which are initially explored in Foundation Stage and built upon throughout every school year. This progression of skills is clearly demonstrated by Real PE's Progression of Fundamental Movement Skills document. Children should aim to reach the statements shown in the document by the end of each Key Stage, however teaching and learning can be adapted to support and challenge children depending on their needs.
As well as the fundamental movement skills, children will also be learning through six main skills which encompass the National Curriculum for PE. Real PE bases their units of lessons on these six skills which are visited in every year group throughout the year; personal, social, cognitive, creative, physical and health & fitness. Each of these units allow the children to progress and reach end of key stage targets. See Real PE's Progression of Skills document below to show how these skills are translated into end of key stage targets.
We are also developing progression of the fundamental movement skills through Real Gym. These units of Real PE focus on a combination of shape, flight, balance, travel and rotation to explore the skills. The number in brackets represent the stage rather than age groups.
Children at Coley Primary are encouraged to participate in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities which enables them to succeed and excel. They are given opportunities for competition in lessons as well as inter-school competitions. These develop the values of fairness and respect when competing and the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Through the implementation of Real PE, children from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2 participate in a broad range of physical activities. They are engaged in competitive sports and are encouraged to lead healthy, active lives.
Our school curriculum overview for Physical Education follows the overview set out by Real PE. There are additional units of learning for specific year groups related to cross-curricular learning (particularly for EYFS and KS1), opportunities in PE (including swimming and Bikeability) and applying skills in competitions with other schools.
There is a positive impact of Real PE and the various competitions and opportunities for the children at Coley Primary as outlined in the Budget and Impact Report (in Sports Premium section of the website). Prior to COVID-19, children were able to attend swimming lessons in Years 2, 4 and 6. This allowed them to develop new skills in Year 2 and build on these during their time in KS2. Children are becoming increasingly confident with swimming as they have more access to practising this skill by revisiting it in various years while at Coley. We look forward to these opportunities being made available to our pupils when ease of restrictions allow it.
The opportunities for children in KS2 to participate in competitions with children from other schools is continuing to benefit our pupils' growth mindset and developing their resilience as well as good sportsmanship. Many children comment that these competitions are a highlight of their year and look forward to the challenge.
The delivery of lessons following Real PE training and legacy workshops have additionally had a positive impact on Coley Primary in regards to teacher feedback and pupil engagement. Teachers and pupils have an increased understanding of skills explored in PE lessons (personal, social, cognitive, physical, creative and health & fitness) and pupils are beginning to relate these to their learning in other subjects. Teachers are able to use the range of physical and digital resources to engage their pupils and demonstrate the skills within lessons through the support of Jasmine (Real PE's online learning platform). Teachers have commented that pupil engagement and enjoyment has improved following the use of Real PE:
"Children really enjoy the games... they really enjoyed the footwork activities in Unit 1."
"Using Real PE ensures that the vast majority of children engage with the learning and work towards their own goals. I like how Jasmine promotes keeping active for everyone."
We will continue to focus on the implementation and impact of PE at Coley Primary through our CPD alongside Real PE and aiming to promote a lifelong enthusiasm for physical activity as well as developing the six core skills across the wider curriculum.
We will also be monitoring the impact of Real PE lessons by gaining feedback from the pupils.
A focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle, physical engagement and the importance of wellbeing will be a priority as we continue to consider ways to engage and support every child following the impact of COVID-19.
If your child takes part in a sports club or activity, we would love to hear about it - please bring in pictures, certificates, medals and trophies to share successes and celebrate their achievements!
For more information on Real PE: https://jasmineactive.com/solutions/real-pe/