At Jenyns School we recognise the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all pupils:
• develop competence 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
P.E. is taught at Jenyns First School as an area of learning in its own right, as well as being integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. It is taught at a minimum of one PE session a week, and two sessions per week wherever possible. We use the Get Set for PE Scheme of work.
In Key stage 1:
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
In Key Stage 2:
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Lessons are planned to utilise cross curricular links, as well as the context of
the school (including school and local grounds, forest school area and access to facilities and
community role models, such as sports coaches, with specialist skills). The
varied curriculum is designed to enable all children to enjoy physical activity and
to experience success in sport. Children also have access to after-school clubs including multi-sports & football delivered by Royston Town Football Club. As a school, we are in partnership with the Hertford and Ware Sports Partnership who support & enable us to deliver a high quality PE curriculum and offer.
All children have the opportunity to participate in PE at their own level of development, with teachers ensuring that lessons cater for individual needs. As well as securing and building on a range of skills, children develop knowledge of the basic rules of a range of games and activities. They experience positive competition and a string focus is placed on developing good sporting attitudes. Children learn in a safe environment and have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving our first school as physically active.
The children complete each key stage with a high proficiency in each aspect of PE. Children are aware of the link between physical activity and good mental health and understand it’s significance as part of a healthy lifestyle. Our children are equipped with the knowledge and skills, preparing them for their next step in their school career and beyond.
Our Sports Premium is strategically allocated in line with the School Development Plan. Please go to the Sports Premium tab under information.