Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Church of England Primary School

PE @ Tickenham

PE Intent Statement

At Tickenham, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire children to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, social and moral development. At Tickenham we offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating range of activities to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience. 

The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play. 

PE Implementation Statement

At Tickenham our PE curriculum is varied and long-term plans ensure that we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. All pupils receive at least two hours of high quality PE using the vast outside space or school hall. All children have a weekly PE lesson with their class teacher and have weekly sessions with a qualified coach. During these sessions, children receive expert coaching to develop fundamental kills through a variety of activities and games suitable to their Year Group. Children go to a local setting once a year for a term of sessions for forest school sessions. Children have the opportunity to enjoy being active outdoors and also to develop skills such as teamwork and self-confidence.  

Children take part in a range of invasion, striking & fielding or net & wall games, we promote imagination and creativity in gymnastics and dance as well as provide opportunities for athletics using both indoor and outdoor environments plus outdoor activities. Pupils are encouraged to take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. 

 Our PE curriculum is sequenced precisely to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s primary education, thus enabling children to build upon prior experiences and apply these fluently, with confidence. 

 At Tickenham we recognise the importance of being physically active throughout the school day. Each class participates in the ‘Daily Mile’ to help meet the government target of all children being physically active for 60 minutes per day this helps children to focus and engage in their lessons. The whole class go out onto the playground and run/ jog/ walk for about 10 minutes.  

PE Impact Statement

To fulfil our vision by inspiring a generation, at Tickenham we motivate children to participate in a variety of sports which are engaging and fun. We inspire children to instinctively utilise skills and knowledge acquired during PE lessons, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own health and fitness thus developing a love of sport leading to a happy and healthy life.