Curriculum overview for 2023-2024
Below is our curriculum overview for PE. These modules are taught through our scheme, Complete PE. By the end of key stage 2, all children should be able to independently swim at least 25m. All key stage 2 children will have swimming for a half term.
Physical Education Objectives
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop 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 (both against self and against others) and co operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should 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.
Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. 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 should 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 schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be 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.
On Friday 24th March 2023, a selection of children from year 3,4,5 and 6 were chosen to attend Blundell’s School for a Cross Country event called the Larkham Cup. All the children did amazing, they finished the course with determination and we are proud of every single child that attended. We would like to give a special mention to Scarlett Caisey, who came 6th out of 52 girls and Ava Maynard, who did not stop running the entire time, she dug deep and was committed to finishing the course! Well done to everyone! Pictures to follow!
Sport at Wilcombe
Here at Wilcombe we offer a range of different sports/activities within the PE curriculum. We have just started using Complete PE which is an interactive Physical Education resource designed to support the implementation of a High Quality Physical Education Curriculum. In EYFS and Key Stage 1 we also follow the FUN FIT programme which is aimed at building up fundamental skills.
We are very lucky to have large grounds which consist of a playground with sports markings, a running track, large filed and a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area).
In addition to the above curriculum offer, we also take part in community sporting events run by Tiverton High School as well as the VENTRUS Trust events. This ranges from tournaments in football, rugby, netball etc. but also the Exmoor Challenge.
In terms of after school clubs, we offer at least 1 sport based activity per term. These have included football, tag rugby, rounders, running, gymnastics and athletics.
We are very lucky to have Exeter Chiefs in school once a week, every week. They deliver sports coaching on a Wednesday and although always starts with rugby, then moves on to cricket and athletics.
Above is our curriculum overview for PE. These modules are taught through our scheme, Complete PE. By the end of key stage 2, all children should be able to independently swim at least 25m. All key stage 2 children will have swimming for a half term.