‘Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It is about being better than you used to be.’ – Brett Hoebel
At Fishtoft Academy we recognise that sport can have a significant impact on both the physical, emotional and mental well-being of our learners. Our Physical Education (PE) curriculum is designed to inspire and engage all our learners into participating in regular physical activity; giving our learners the chance to develop healthy habits that we hope will last a lifetime.
Through the provision of a rich and varied PE curriculum, we intend to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of all pupils and provide them with the opportunities to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities. Working in association with Elite Sports Coaching and our Local Sports Partnership, we aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning that enables all children to achieve their personal best.
During their time at the Academy, learners will have the opportunity to participate in competitive sporting events and fixtures where they will have the chance to improve their tactical awareness, resilience and teamwork, yet most importantly, develop the skills of good sportsmanship.
Implementation of PE in EYFS
Physical Development is now one of the prime areas of learning in EYFS. This area of learning is split into the two areas of gross motor skills and fine motor skills. We believe that if our learners develop their gross motor skills, their core strength and stamina will prepare them to successfully move onto developing their fine motor skills. To support this transition, the learners engage in a variety of fun activities during both adult-led, adult-initiated and child-initiated learning times. These include climbing our activity tower, participating in ‘Dough Disco’ sessions and a range of Funky Fingers activities such as threading. During continuous provision, the children access a range of resources and create their own physical development activities and games.
All learners in EYFS follow the academy’s PE program which is delivered by our team of specialist sports coaches. The focus in EYFS is on developing fundamental movement and coordination skills which can then be built on as they progress through the Academy.
Physical development is also incorporated in the EYFS through the following areas of learning: ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ & ‘Expressive Arts & Design’.
By the end of EYFS, we aim for our learners to be able to:
Implementation of PE in Years 1 – 6
At Fishtoft Academy, all learners participate in two PE lesson each week focusing on games, gymnastics or dance. In Year 3, learners also participate in swimming and Year 6 learners have the opportunity to participate in top-up swimming. Our PE curriculum incorporates a variety of sports to ensure our learners have the chance to develop a wide skills set; whilst also building strength and endurance.
Our core PE sports lessons are planned for and delivered by specialist sports coaches from Elite Sport Academy and focus on inclusion, challenge and progression. Dance and Gymnastics Sessions are delivered by Class Teachers.
Learners also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of after-school clubs each term. This enables children to learn new skills and gain experience of participating in a wide variety of sports.
Fishtoft Academy participates in a wide range of sporting events held by the Boston and District School Sport Partnership. By taking part in these, learners gain vital experience of learning new skills, communication, working as a team and sportsmanship when participating in competitive events.
Click here to see what our Curriculum Drivers look like in PE.
You can download our Knowledge and Skills Progression Ladder for PE by clicking here.
You can find out more about how our PE curriculum supports the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Emotional development of our learners here.