PE and School Sport
At Mosborough, we aspire to ensure that all children understand the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle, and the contribution physical activity has on having a healthy body and mind. The teaching at Mosborough is inclusive and equips children with a range of skills. Every child at Mosborough has access to 30 minutes of physical activity in the school day. This will be through the delivery of PE lessons, The Daily Mile and active blasts.
All children will be given an opportunity to learn to lead through physical education. Whether that is leading their partner, leading a warm up or being the pacemaker in the Daily Mile. The children at Mosborough will be provided with the skills to succeed and excel in a range of sports. At Mosborough, there will be opportunities for the children to access sports clubs and compete in competitive sports at a range of sporting events. These opportunities along with PE lessons should build self esteem and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and togetherness. The aim of teaching at Mosborough is to promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards the children’s own and others’ safety and well-being.
Physical Education sessions at Mosborough Primary School will contain all elements required by the National Curriculum taught through a range of activities including:
Key Stage 1: Games, Dance and Gymnastics.
Key Stage 2: Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor Education and Swimming.
In foundation, we provide high quality opportunities for children to be active on a daily basis and develop their coordination, control, and movement. We offer opportunities to develop their gross motor skills as well as their fine motor skills in order to meet the Early Learning Goal at the end of the year. This includes enabling children to access thoughtfully planned and delivered activities to develop their skills in writing and letter formation. Children build the foundations of their understanding about the importance of physical activity, the impact on our bodies and how to make healthy choices linked to food.
At Mosborough, PE is planned and delivered for two hours a week. All programmes of study in the National Curriculum are planned for and delivered within KS1 and KS2. The dance, gymnastics and games elements of the National Curriculum are planned following the iMoves scheme of work. Other schemes of work such as the REAL PE and REAL GYM are used. An orienteering scheme of work planned by British Orienteering provides planning for the Outdoor Education element of the National curriculum.
Each lesson is taught by the class teacher and the PE teaching assistant supports every teacher for one of their lessons each week. These lessons either take place in the hall or outside on the playground or field. Teachers ensure that high quality resources are used to meet the needs of all learners. This equipment is checked on a weekly basis and resources are replaced when necessary.
As well as two PE lessons each week, every class participates in the Daily Mile or an active blast at least once a day. The teacher decides when to include these sessions in the day. They are done at a time of the day that benefits the children the most.
In addition to the opportunities given throughout the school day, after school sports clubs are offered to all children. These clubs build on skills taught within the PE lessons. Children also have the opportunity to represent their school at both intra and inter competitions.
Whole school sporting events are organised to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. These events occur annually and some of which include: sports day, healthy week and National fitness day.
In foundation, all 7 areas of learning are important and interconnected, therefore experiences will occur across many different opportunities offered through our curriculum. Direct adult-teaching is offered as part of our curriculum alongside an enabling environment that provides a wide range of learning experiences. As children engage in activities within the provision opportunities to practise and develop their physical skills will and do occur naturally. Examples of this will be seen in water and sand play, construction, creative areas and loose parts play.
In foundation, more specific PE links can occur through the area of learning ‘Physical Development’. PE and elements of the children’s physical development is mapped out clearly throughout the year to offer a wide range of opportunities and progression. This includes the focus of directed P.E sessions and that of opportunities within our provision; inside the classroom and the outdoor learning environment.
Children engage in a 1 hour PE session each week which has a focus on gross motor skills. All children also have continuous access to activities within the provision that are focussed on developing both children’s gross and fine motor skills. Teacher-led opportunities for fine motor development are delivered through discrete sessions such as ‘squiggle while you wiggle’ and during daily phonics sessions 4 times per week.
Physical education has many benefits for children both physically and mentally as well as socially and emotionally. The impact of PE at Mosborough is to ensure that children are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed and feel confident in a range of sports.
As mentioned in the intent, physical education sessions at Mosborough Primary School contain elements required by the National Curriculum taught through a range of activities. Children in KS1 will be taught games, dance and gymnastics. Children in KS2 will be taught these areas in addition to athletics, outdoor education and swimming (only in year 4).
The coverage for all key stages across the school is shown below:
In foundation, our curriculum allows children’s skills to be built upon when entering year 1. Our 1 hour weekly PE lesson allows children to successfully develop their fundamental skills of movement, balance, negotiating spaces, use of basic equipment, understanding of safety and their ability to work with others. Children also take part in dance sessions as well as focussing on basic movements. This is adult-led with high quality support from a teaching assistant to ensure progress.
Through our provision and outdoor learning environment children are able to access a wide range of opportunities to support their physical development. Linked to gross motor skills, this includes many opportunities for activities such as bike riding, building and completing obstacle courses and throwing and catching games. The provision also allows children to access activities to support their fine motor skills; this includes marking making on large and small scales, writing, cutting and creative opportunities.
Through adult-led learning children actively engage in ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’ to support gross and fine motor movements ready for writing. Children are also supported systematically with letter formation through our teaching of daily phonics and inclusion of the school’s handwriting scheme from the summer term.
Supporting documents and useful links:
Our Physical Education policy can be viewed here
Our Sport Premium Plan 2022-2023 can be found here
Our Sport Premium Plan 2021-2022 can be found here
Our Sport Premium report 2020-2021 can be found here
Talented Athlete Bursary application form can be found here
Sheffield Hatters Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camp
Sheffield Hatters Girls Spring Bank Basketball Camp
Mosborough Junior Football Club
Under 7's football (Year 1's)
All Stars Cricket (5-8 year-olds)
Sheffield Hatters v Leicester Riders
All Stars Cricket (5-8 year-olds)
Dynamos Cricket (8-11 year-olds)
Sheffield Hatters Women's Basketball Club Sessions
Leisure United at Westfield Christmas Camp
Cross Country and Orienteering dates for 2022/23
Lifesaving Club at Ponds Forge