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INTENT

At the Convent of Jesus and Mary Infant School & Nursery, we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Through PE & Sport, our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, leadership, teamwork and ambition. This will lead them to an understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle enabling them to have improved concentration, attitudes and academic outcomes.

 

Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.

 

A high quality PE curriculum which is delivered by specialised coaches and will develop concentration on physical literacy through gymnastics, dance, trampolining and multi-skills. It will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

 

Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

All pupils have 2 hours of PE timetabled each week.

 

Lessons are taught by a specialist PE coach.

 

A full programme of study including the opportunity to access interschool competitive sporting fixtures through the year. The school is involved in an Infant cluster within Brent. As well as linking with Capital City Academy sixth form PE students.

 

The specialist PE coach works alongside TAs to deliver constructive and   active playtimes. In addition to this after school extra-curricular activities including tennis, street dance, multi skills and football.

 

Children run the Daily Mile every morning to help develop fundamental   movement skills and a readiness for focussed learning.  The daily mile develops gross motor skills which allow pupils to increase their agility, strength, balance, co-ordination and speed. 

 

IMPACT

The impact of PE and sport is measured through the following.

 

Pupil voice.

 

Specialist teacher identifying skills and talents of the pupils and encouraging parents to participate in afterschool activities.

 

Oversubscription to sports clubs.


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