Physical Education at Charles Saer
We aim to deliver high quality physical education lessons that inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport.
It is our aim to ensure 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.
By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils should have developed 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 should be able to engage in competitive 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.
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils will have developed a broader range of skills. They should 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
All children will be given the opportunity to learn basic water safety skills and early swimming development in Key Stage 1 through the provision of an extra curricular swimming club. In Key Stage 2, children take part in weekly swimming lessons as part of the curriculum provision.
Children are taught to
- 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.
School Sports and Clubs
As an active part of the Fleetwood, Thornton and Cleveleys Sports Association, our pupils are provided with the opportunity to compete with pupils from other schools in a wide variety of sports in both Key Stage 1 and 2.
We promote competitive and non-competitive sport in school by providing a huge range of extra curricular sports. These can be accessed by all pupils during their school life.