INTENT

At Ludham Primary School and Nursery, we are ATHLETES! We want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be personal trainers, nutritionists, sports journalist or gold medal winners.

At Ludham, we aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to cover all aspects of the PE national curriculum. We believe, through experiences and a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum tailored to all children, they will continue to have the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for their engagement in physical activity, sport and PE. Our intention is to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE for every child at Ludham. We help all children to make rapid progress in their physical, social and mental development. This helps them maintain a positive physical and mental outlook for the future.

IMPLEMENTATION

Children at Ludham Primary School and Nursery access a broad and balanced PE curriculum which includes gymnastics; dance; OAA; swimming; athletics and competitive games such as invasion games, striking and fielding, net and wall. The children undertake weekly PE sessions twice per week, taught by specialist sports coaches, an NPECTS trained Sports Instructor and class teachers.

  • Our use of PE coaches, also ensure that our children receive quality first provision in all year groups during breaktimes, lunchtimes, after-school and during interventions also.
  • Our PE coaches also work regularly within EYFS to support the children’s physical development, focusing on improving core strength and fine and gross motor skills.
  • All children have the access to an inclusive curriculum. Support is provided for SEND children in line with other subjects 
  • All lessons are planned using the Premier Hub Programme. The lessons focus on improvement in performance, competition and social and mental development. 
  • A progression of skills is used with each year group, which enables pupils to build on and PE Curriculum Statement develop their skills each year for each area, with regular assessments in each lesson. The children’s progress in PE is accessible by all teachers meaning they can view the Assessment Tracker which is continued year to year. This means all teachers have an active role in promoting the profile of physical activity, sport and PE.
  • Our lunchtimes at Ludham are an important time for children to engage in physical activity and for all children to access to opportunity to engage in at at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. There is a weekly sport rota which is followed by all lunch time supervisors and supported by our PE coaches. This allows our children to have a broad and well-rounded opportunity to engage in physical activity.
  • All children at Ludham, have access to a variety of extracurricular activities such as after school clubs and tournaments.
  • Every child has the opportunity to experience competition through at least one intra-school competition each half term.
  • Children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitions ranging from running to gymnastics. Our participation and success in sporting events raise the profile of PE further and creates even more enjoyment of physical activity. This links in with our intent of allowing all our children to be physically active for life and understand the benefits of this.
  • Our teachers receive regular CPD through Premier Education.
  • Children in Year 3,4,5 and 6 participate in a swimming curriculum in an academic year. This is essential in teaching them this important life skill as well as life saving techniques. 
  • After-school provision is aimed at children experiencing a broader range of sports and activities
  • Learning and knowledge is assessed through end of unit quizzes to ensure children can demonstrate that they know more and remember more.

EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and carefully planned provision are designed to support children’s physical development. We offer daily playful opportunities for children to engage in physical activity both in and outdoors. Our children have access to free flow play for sustained periods of time and are encouraged to use our large outdoor environment including our ‘Forest’ school, mud kitchen, play equipment and large sandpit. We access this environment all year round and in all weather conditions to support the development of gross and fine motor control, balance, coordination, confidence and problem-solving skills. We explore meditation, yoga, massage and relaxation techniques and share a range of healthy snacks to develop our understanding of the importance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

IMPACT

The impact of this curriculum design will lead to progress in their performance, competition and social and mental development. Children will therefore be expected to leave Ludham as a well- rounded individual physically, socially and mentally and will have reached at least their expected level in PE. We hope the children will understand the importance of physical activity, sport and PE and motivate children to become confident, resilient and disciplined, so that they become independent and take responsibility for their health and fitness throughout their life.