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Robert Miles Junior School

Robert Miles Junior School

Physical Education


At Robert Miles Junior School, our vision for Physical Education (PE) is to provide a comprehensive and enriching program that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum while nurturing the physical, social, emotional, and academic well-being of our children. Through our PE curriculum, we aim to develop physical literacy, promote lifelong participation in physical activity, foster social and emotional development, support academic achievement, promote health and wellbeing, and ensure accessibility for all children. We also see PE as a vehicle to developing and promoting our REACH values.

We have chosen ‘Get Set 4 PE’ as the programme that underpins our curriculum as it provides high quality teaching materials across the full range of components within the National Curriculum. It also builds on the basic movement and simple games learnt at KS1, developing knowledge, understanding and skills in gymnastics, dance, swimming, net and wall games, outdoor adventurous activity, athletics, striking and fielding and invasion games across the school. As a school, we commit to ensuring all pupils access two hours of quality and progressive PE lessons a week. Swimming is taught in Year 3 and 4 with a Healthy Lifestyles Week and Sports Day held in the summer term.

Meeting the Requirements of the National Curriculum We are committed to delivering a PE curriculum that aligns with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Developing Physical Literacy We recognise the importance of developing physical literacy in our children. Our curriculum focuses on building fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, and striking. In addition, we provide opportunities for children to learn more advanced skills that are specific to particular sports and activities, fostering their overall physical competence.

Promoting Lifelong Participation in Physical Activity We believe in instilling a positive attitude towards physical activity and encouraging lifelong participation. On top of our PE programme we also organise a variety of engaging experiences and competitive opportunities.

Fostering Social and Emotional Development We regard Physical Education as playing a crucial role in fostering social and emotional development. Through collaborative activities and team sports, our children learn important life skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership and resilience in an inclusive environment.

Support Academic Achievement Research has shown that physical activity has a positive impact on cognitive function, attention, and academic performance. By incorporating movement and physical activity into our curriculum, we aim to support the academic success of our children, promoting a holistic approach to education.

Promoting Health & Wellbeing We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of our children through Physical Education. Our curriculum not only emphasises the importance of physical activity but also educates children about healthy lifestyle choices.

Accessibility We firmly believe that every child should have the opportunity to access the PE curriculum. We strive to create an inclusive environment that accommodates the diverse needs and abilities of all children.

In July 2023, the school was awarded the 'Gold' School Games Mark Award.