The intent of our curriculum aligns with our whole school motto “Inspiring Excellence” which demonstrates our aspirations in P.E. for every pupil, with a view to celebrate their uniqueness.
We deliver the aims of the national curriculum while at the same time catering for the needs of the diverse community we serve.
As such, our curriculum has been carefully designed to develop the holistic child. By offering a broad and balanced curriculum, a range of sporting activities as well as enrichment opportunities to appeal to the interests of individuals, we promote the link between physical fitness and pupils’ mental health and well-being.
We aim to develop pupils’ fine and gross motor skills, where pupils become increasingly competent and confident as they develop. Pupils are provided access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, both individually as well as within teams.
We develop the progression in skills competency through: motor competence; rules, strategies and tactics; and healthy participation.
We deliver the key skills and knowledge required by the objectives of the National Curriculum through well designed learning journeys.
Through our learning journeys, our pupils explore different sports, develop key vocabulary, knowledge and skills and apply them in different contexts to ensure that they have a broad and balanced curriculum.
At Keir Hardie we plan activities to develop the physical ability, mental well-being and independence of every child.
During PE lessons, teaching and learning shows progression across all Key Stages within the skills and sports studied. Each session builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in the previous one, to allow children to acquire further skills and knowledge, know more, remember more and do more.
We provide at least 2 hours per week of high quality PE for all pupils which include athletics, gymnastics, dance, invasion games, outdoor adventurous activities and swimming.
Additionally, for SEND pupils, we achieve this through the ‘Let’s Get Moving’ programme which aims to develop their physical activity; and sessions of swimming at least once-a-week.
In addition, The London Aquatic Centre delivers intensive swimming lessons for year 5 and 6 pupils, allowing them to acquire a vital life skill.
Moreover, we provide further enrichment opportunities through a range of after school clubs (e.g. Badminton, Dance, Karate etc). Through initiatives such as ‘Healthy Living fortnight’’ we make our pupils aware and have the necessary information to make healthier choices when it comes to exercising, diet and sleep.
We continue to build resilience in our pupils and improve their ability to solve problems, work collaboratively alongside others and develop their self-esteem by offering adventurous outdoor activities such as ‘Fair Play House’ and trips to ‘Wales’ ‘as they move to the next stage of their education. We work hard to ensure through careful monitoring that all children are accessing the provisions on offer including those on the Pupil Premium Grant and our SEND pupils.
We use Newham Schools Sports Partnership to support CPD for our Teachers and support staff; organise competitions and use their external sports coaches (as well as our own internal sports coaches and teachers) to deliver high quality lessons.
All of the above ensure that our pupils experience high quality PE sessions and create better opportunities for our pupils to engage and enjoy sports.
The pupils at Keir Hardie complete each key stage with a high proficiency in each aspect of PE following the objectives from the National Curriculum.
Pupils at Keir Hardie are aware of the link between physical activity and good mental health and understand it’s significance as part of a healthy lifestyle through initiatives every year such as ‘Healthy Living Week’ and their daily lesson input.
By promoting healthy participation, developing motor skills and applying them in line with rules, strategies and tactics our effective PE programme ensures children make good progress. It enables pupils’ to tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations. Moreover, the curriculum improves the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils within the school. As such, our PE curriculum promotes inclusivity as well as celebrating and acknowledging the uniqueness of individual pupils.
The PE curriculum at Keir Hardie develops physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and participate in physical activity. Pupils develop motor competence and develop knowledge of rules, strategies and tactics in order to direct and guide successful movement and achieve progression of skills in line with the national curriculum.