At Trinity, we believe that PE is a vital part of school life and beyond being merely a subject, key to well-being and building a sense of community of which everyone is proud. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum that allows children to succeed and excel in a range of sports. We want all of our pupils to enjoy sport, develop their skills and have competitive sporting opportunities. Fundamentally, we want to instil a positive mind-set towards sport and appreciation of physical activity that will endure far beyond Year 6. Our curriculum is carefully planned so that as children move through the school, they build on previous skills, extending and developing them. PE lessons also provide pupils with the opportunity to develop self-esteem and demonstrate the qualities of courage, respect and friendship that we value so highly at Trinity.
PE is taught by specialist coaches from Progressive Sports and by class teachers. We follow the Progressive Sports scheme of work which is fully in line with the National Curriculum.
- In KS1, pupils are taught fundamental movement skills including running, jumping, throwing and catching. They also develop balance, agility and co-ordination. Pupils participate in team games and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- In KS2, pupils are taught to apply and develop these skills. The curriculum covers:
- Invasion games (for example, football, netball, hockey, tag-rugby)
- Striking and target games (for example, cricket, rounders, TriGolf™, tennis)
- Outdoor and Adventurous Activities – both individually and within a team
In KS2, each child will be taught to swim 25m competently, developing a range of strokes and to perform a rescue.
Year 3 & 4 pupils experience outdoor and adventurous activities as part of their Summer Term Experience Days, Year 5 & 6 pupils during their residential trips.
Children experience outdoor and adventurous activities during their residential trips in Years 5 & 6.
- All children at Trinity have a minimum of 2 hours high-quality PE a week.
- Class teachers receive professional development, training and resources from Progressive Sports.
- Children who require additional support or challenge in a given area are identified through teacher, coach and self-assessment.
- Differentiated ability tasks enable children to progress at their own pace.
- Additional opportunities for each class are arranged throughout the year to broaden the children’s experiences. In recent years, these have included archery, yoga, TriGolf and New Age curling.
- Children are taught how to compare their performances with previous ones to achieve their personal best.
To complement our PE provision:
- We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs such as netball, taekwondo and multi-skills.
- All Year 4 children are trained as Young Sports Leaders, equipping them with the skills to facilitate games at break and lunchtimes.
- Learners who enjoy PE and engage in sport with positive attitudes.
- Children who can remain physically active for sustained periods of time and understand how this promotes long-term health and well-being.
- Children who demonstrate sporting values of courage, respect and friendship.
- Children who take ownership and responsibility for their own health and fitness.