- In EYFS, PE is one of the Prime Areas of Learning and underpins the development of other skills such as reading, writing and attention.
- Focus and is encouraged using both the indoor and outdoor provision. Specific areas and resources allow children to learn and practise specific skills including balancing, climbing, jumping, throwing and catching, kicking and moving in a range of ways.
- Emphasis is on creating fun and enjoyable sessions for the children which aim to inspire a love of sport and physical activity.
- PE opportunities are often linked to the children's current topic to engage and motivate all children.
- In the EYFS, children are introduced to the word ‘healthy’ and what this means.
- Children are given opportunities during their PE lessons and appropriate activities within provision to observe and discuss the physical effects that being active has on their bodies.
- In KS1, children are taught two, one hour long PE sessions a week teaching a variety of invasion games, dance or gymnastics.
- Children build on the fundamental skills taught in EYFS and aim to master basic skill movements such as running, throwing, jumping and catching as well as beginning to develop balance, agility and coordination.
- Children are introduced to team games as well as individual sports where basic tactics are introduced to the children as well as competitive sports whether that be competing against other children or teams.
- In KS2, children are also taught two, one-hour long PE session a week teaching a variety of invasion games, dance, gymnastics, Swimming (Year 5) or outdoor adventurous activities.
- Children will learn how to apply all skills taught throughout their school journey in isolation and combination.
- They develop an understanding of how to improve, evaluate themselves and others and recognise their own success.
- There is a bigger focus in both competitions against themselves or other children for example in athletics.
- Children are also provided with swimming lessons in Year 5 to allow them to meet the objectives outlined in the National Curriculum.
PE is adapted when necessary to ensure it is fully inclusive and all children are engaged. Throughout KS1 and KS2 we follow the PE Progression of Skills Document from the Enfield PE team. The aim of this is to see a clear progression of skills throughout their school journey. At the end of the year, there are separate, EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Sports Day where parents are invited in to support their children. We also attend events aimed to inspire SEND pupils. St Andrews is currently achieving Gold Standard in the Schools Games Mark which is the highest mark possible for a school to achieve.
Out of School
The school enters a range of leagues and cups that the Enfield PE team put together. These include football for boys and girls, netball, athletics, tag rugby as well as cross country events. This teaches children about competition and we pride ourselves our excellent achievements for a one form entry school.