Physical Education (PE)
At Pomphlett Primary School, we deliver a high-quality Physical Education curriculum that encourages all pupils to lead active lifestyles in a range of ways, through access to wide-ranging and inclusive sports, not just traditional games. This aims to inspire pupils to have an enthusiasm for all forms of physical activity from an early age, which supports both their health and well being.
We believe that being active is fundamental to developing our pupils physical and mental well being. Each year group participates in two hours of guaranteed PE curricular time each week, and is provided with a broad-range of extra-curricular opportunities to supplement and support this. Our classroom learning compliments this by providing regular active lessons and activity breaks in order to increase blood flow and therefore concentration. This provision encourages pupils to be physically active for sustained periods of time throughout the school day and not think of PE as a separate subject, but as a part of their lifestyle choice.
Within PE lessons, skills are taught progressively across the school in two-yearly blocks (Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6). This allows the skills to be developed and practiced across a range of sports. This encourages children to make links between sporting areas and be critical thinkers when deciding which skills are transferable.
Our PE curriculum allows our pupils the opportunity to compete and excel in sports, build character and help to embed values such as teamwork and respect. This is implemented in conjunction with the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership, who provide a yearlong programme of inter-school events for all ages. We also encourage local community sports specialists in to both our lessons and extra-curricular provision to pass on their expertise and inspire our young people.
In order to foster a lifelong love of PE, each of our curriculum units has a local club link, aiming to encourage and inspire pupils to take their learning further in their home time and lead healthy, active lives.