At Danecourt the National curriculum is evident in the delivery across our school in Physical Education. We believe 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.
Alongside curriculum learning we try to offer enrichment of alternative opportunities including outdoor learning in our forest school areas, bikeability (cycling and balance bikes), trampoline, horse riding and swimming.
In line with the National curriculum programmes of study pupils should be taught to:
master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
perform dances using simple movement patterns
use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
perform dances using a range of movement patterns
take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Children have access to a weekly hour of Physical Education which is curriculum based, differentiated based on their individual needs and adapted to make it appropriately challenging for their developmental stage.
Danecourt are also proud to be part of the Greenacre School Sports partnership and consult with them closely to ensure delivery, staff support and opportunities continue to be effective in our school.