Physical Education subject information

Intent

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Thorpepark, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Thorpepark believes that Physical Education is essential to ensure children develop physically, emotionally and have a good attitude towards health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. 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.

Implementation

PE at Thorpepark provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.

The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.

Pupils participate high quality PE lessons each week, covering a sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Children can attend after school sport clubs.

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, dance boxing and biking, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.

Impact

We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

Further subject information:

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“Pupils enjoy being active citizens and getting paid in credits they can spend in the school shop.”

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“The curriculum for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is well designed.”

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“Leaders have designed the curriculum to develop pupils’ sense of belonging, identity and pride in being from Hull.”

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“Pupils are motivated to learn. They enjoy lessons and they achieve well.”

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“Pupils love the ‘Thorpepark 50’.”

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“Pupils know ways to raise their own self-esteem and that of others.”

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“Pupils learn the importance of contributing to their community.”

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“Leaders know the pupils, their families and the community very well.”

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“Pupils are exposed to a wide range of high-quality books.”

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“There is a truly inclusive ethos.”

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“Pupils are well prepared for secondary education.”

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“Pupil ambassadors check on other pupils’ well-being.”

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“Pupils learn about people and places from their local area in all subjects.”

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“Parents work in partnership with leaders and staff.”

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“The school’s offer for pupils’ personal development is exceptional.”

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“Pupils thrive at Thorpepark Academy.”

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“Leaders are committed to and highly skilled in supporting pupils who struggle to manage their own behaviour.”

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“Many parents appreciate the adult learning and volunteering opportunities available to them.”

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“Leaders prioritise pupils’ well-being.”

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“Extra-curricular clubs are carefully chosen to stretch individual pupils’ talents in music, sport and other areas, including sewing.”

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“Children in the early years get off to a good start.”

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“Pupils are motivated to learn.”

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“Pupils understand how to keep their minds and bodies healthy.”

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“Leaders, including the trust, ensure that pupil, parent and staff well-being is a top priority.”

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“Pupil mentors support younger pupils and those new to the school.”

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“By the end of key stage 2 pupils have secure knowledge in English and mathematics.”

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“Pupils often benefit from bespoke plans which are matched to their needs.”

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