At Frogmore Junior School, we are dedicated to promoting active lifestyles in order to improve and sustain children’s physical fitness as well as support children’s social and emotional wellbeing. During our most recent ‘Sports Games Mark’ award, we achieved ‘gold’. Our varied, inclusive and balanced Physical Education curriculum provides opportunities to increase one’s self-esteem, develop communication skills as well as scaffolding resilience and respect in each lesson. Teamwork and communication skills are taught through a range of competitive and non-competitive sports in PE lessons, including: athletics, invasion games, net and ball games, striking & fielding games, swimming, gymnastics and dance.
We encourage children to participate in our wide range of sports clubs available both during and after school, inter-school fixtures and tournaments whilst also encouraging children to partake in becoming ‘sports leaders’, modelling inclusive PE activities to their peers during break and lunchtimes.
PE is at the heart of our school curriculum; from science topic units of looking at our health and bodies to the Jigsaw PSHE curriculum focussing on our own emotional and social wellbeing – linking well with Frogmore’s ‘Zones of Regulation'.
At Frogmore Junior School we acknowledge the importance of Physical Education and as such, we are committed to developing the whole child. We aim to support children in developing their fundamental skills whilst improving their confidence in their own abilities, building foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy. Everything we offer within our Physical Education curriculum is underpinned by our Rights Respecting Ethos and our questions:
• Am I being kind to others?
• Am I trying my best?
• Am I making the right choices?
Nurturing confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best, we listen to our children's wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs.
Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils:
• Develop confidence and the ability to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• Are physically active for sustained periods of time
• Engage in competitive sports and activities
• Lead healthy, active lives
Frogmore Junior School aims to ensure that our delivery of Physical Education allows all children to leave Junior school with the skills, tools and mindset to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being within Physical Education and across the curriculum. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships with Chelsea Football Club, as well as within our community, in order to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.
Our PE lessons are planned using the Get Set 4 PE platform. This is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they progress through the school. All children receive a minimum of 2 hours a week of Physical Education. Each half term, children will learn two new sports from our broad and balanced curriculum offer: one taught by class teachers and the other by our lead Chelsea Coach. Here is our Key Stage Two long-term plan:
During the year, year five will participate in a 6 week unit of swimming lessons.
Curriculum Impact, Fixtures and Sports Premium funding
Frogmore are proud to be able to offer a broad and balanced curriculum offer for our children. In addition to teacher-lead clubs such as dance, netball, and cricket, we have dedicated, trained sports coach from Judo4Juniors, Chelsea FC, Boogie Pumps and Inspire Gymnastics coming in to lead and after-school clubs. We are part of the Chelsea FC school’s outreach scheme – an association works with local community club providers in order to establish long-term sports development pathways for our children. It also enables us to offer opportunities for all our children to represent the school at different intra-school events and competitions throughout the academic year.
What a ‘typical’ lesson looks like:
Each scheme of work is delivered using progressive lesson plans which recap, build on and develop prior knowledge and skills. Here is an example of a year three lesson plan for Autumn 2 (Gymnastics):
Teaching & Learning
Each lesson plan has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage pupils, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge. The lessons are accompanied by supporting resources including resource cards, skills videos and music. Teaching points appear throughout to help teachers with their subject knowledge and differentiation tasks provide activities with simple changes to appropriately challenge all pupils.
Sports Premium funding
As a school, we carry out an annual audit to identify areas in which we can utilise the PESS funding and improve the quality of PE and sports provision at the school. This year, we will allocate funding towards further CPD for teaching staff, replace old equipment with new, develop the current PE curriculum and purchase equipment to promote active playtimes.