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PE at Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

Engaging and High Quality

Moor Allerton Hall Primary School recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at Moor Allerton hall aims to develop a engaged, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:

• 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

Skills and Knowledge

It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as being kind, respectful and a great learner. Through enrichment activities and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with.

Our PE syllabus is based on Val Sabin which has a clear progression structure from Nursey to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum.

We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


MAHP's PE Implementation

Planning Physical Education

The PE curriculum is taught using Val Sabin, which is in-line with the National Curriculum, and is used to support teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers can adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their classes but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected in each year group.

Each class has access to two hours of high-quality physical activity every week, made up of the Daily Mile and quality teaching of PE. In early years, as well PE sessions children are also given opportunities to enhance their physical development through enriching outdoor learning.

Moor Allerton Hall also uses organisations such as Premier Sports to support and help run lunchtime and afterschool activities to further encourage physical activity. Alongside PSHCE lessons we also incorporate a health week which we run annually that highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Through Val Sabin, each lesson children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across, the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more.

Year 4 pupils receive weekly swimming lessons with the aim that by the end of Year 4 all children can swim a minimum of 25m unassisted. These lessons run throughout the whole year with the secondary PE session used to teach other sports.

Extra Opportunities for Physical Activities

We offer a wide range of sporting after-school clubs run by both teaching staff and outside agencies: Premier Sports and Leeds Gymnastics. These clubs provide a wide range of experiences for children and allow them to access a variety of sports such as archery or badminton.

Our Premier club changes activities every half term to cater to a range of abilities and preferences. Multiple clubs run four days a week after school offering a range of activities to the pupils.

Furthermore, inter and intra events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive sports. House teams are used for competitive events such as sports day and intra sporting competitions.

MAHP's PE Impact

Promoting Personal Development

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Moor Allerton Hall; not only through the sporting skills taught, but through fun and memorable teaching. We promote the overall personal development and health of each child through teaching and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. In all classes, children possess a wide range of physical abilities.

Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.

Children at Moor Allerton Hall make good progress in PE and are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events.