INTENT – Our Vision for PE:

At Totley All Saints, our vision for Physical Education and Sport is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident and competent throughout their years at our school. We believe it is an essential part of providing a truly well rounded education and that it is vital for the development of child’s social, emotional, physical and educational needs. We hope that, through the range of sporting opportunities, our children will develop a love and passion for health and physical activity ready for their next stages in their lives.

Our PE Curriculum reflects the ethos and aims of the school as well as the context from which our children derive. This means that our curriculum provides the necessary building blocks to develop the necessary knowledge and skills, whilst also promoting British Values, healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, plus excellent behaviour and attitudes. It is underpinned with a large emphasis on SMSC development, a strong practical outworking for others in line with our Christian ethos, whilst also building character & readiness for the next stages of education & the learning journey beyond.

To find out more about our intent, implementation and impact for PE, please open: 

Our Curriculum for PE

IMPLEMENTATION – PE Planning & Sequencing of Knowledge & Skills:

To find out how PE is planned & sequenced in order that our children can progress through the building blocks for learning, please click below:

PE Subject Overview

PE Progression of Skills

PE Policy 2020-22

Aims of the National Curriculum in PE:

Here at TASS, we aim to develop a broad, rich and engaging curriculum by providing children with at least 2 hours a week of Physical Education. We offer a variety of activities to enhance skills in PE but also providing children with a range of physical activities. Positive and inclusive participation in physical education will enable children to build, self-esteem, team work, and positive values and attitudes in P.E. and across the curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Develop confidence, skills and knowledge.
  • Develop physical literacy
  • Provide new quality sporting opportunities
  • Be proud of achievements.
  • Promote fair play and respect.
  • Encourage children to live healthy, active lives.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.

To find out more information about the National Curriculum for this subject & others, please click here.

Learning Experience: What is the breadth of experience provided for our children?
  • Quality First teaching: variety of teaching styles, varied stimulus plus a wide variety of activities covered: swimming, invasion games, striking/fielding games, dance, gymnastics OAA, etc.
  • Quality Resources: a full range of equipment for KS1 and KS2 for all PE lessons taught.
  • Visits: Network Games, Sportshall Athletics, Woodburn Road, DSAT Sports Festival, Sports Day at the EIS, SSP football tournaments Y5-6 and Y4 hockey tournaments  
  • Visitors: Athletes (e.g. Beth Dobbin) & Cricketers
  • Experiences: Premier Sport alternative sports (Boccia, Goalball, Archery, Fencing) Bailey Cup, Points Health Day, Mini-Olympics, Cross Country, Orienteering and Woodland Workshop.
Resources: What resources are used to support the teaching &  learning of this subject?
  • Get set 4 PE scheme of work
  • Twinkl lesson plans
  • Computer for dance and gymnastics
  • Resurfaced all weather
  • Music/speakers
  • Javelins
  • Shot put
  • Hurdles
  • Basketballs x2 sizes
  • Footballs
  • Netballs
  • Rugby balls
  • Football goals
  • Rounders posts
  • Rounders bats
  • Rounders balls
  • Cricket stumps
  • Cricket bats
  • Hockey sticks
  • Tennis rackets
  • Tennis balls
  • Gymnastics mats
  • Vaults
  • Benches
  • Wall apparatus
  • Indoor athletics equipment
  • Ribbons
  • Dodgeballs
  • Foam balls
Links with other Subject Areas: What links are made between this & other subject areas?

Links are made through all curriculum areas by encouragement of health and physical activity. Active lessons in RE, Science, Maths and English are provided to help achieve daily physical activity guidelines and to improve wellbeing.

Ramble and Reflect for KS2 links RE reflection time with physical activity.

OAA – Geography compass and co-ordinates.

Sensory breaks are also provided at times suitable with teachers’ professional judgement to promote positive attitudes, good behaviour and higher attainment.

IMPACT of our PE Curriculum:

We aim for our teaching of PE to have a great impact on the lives of our children not only through the development of the whole child physically and socially, but also in laying the foundations for social mobility through the promotion of British Values as well as getting them ready for the next stages of their education.

Readiness for Next Stage of Education: How does this subject prepare our children for the next stage of their educational journey at secondary school & beyond?

We endeavour to ensure that the sequence of content enables our children to progress whilst they are with us, but also to provide the building blocks necessary to build on at secondary school and their learning journey beyond. Underlying all of this is our emphasis on Leaning Culture which provides the underlying principles of attitude, resilience and character.

Promotion of Social Mobility: How does this subject promote social mobility?

Our aim is that no child is disadvantaged by their background situation and that, as a school, we provide everything that a child needs so that there is no cumulative dysfluency or gaps in learning. As a result, we ensure that children have a broad range of PE experiences, high quality equipment, opportunities to listen to professional athletes plus our curriculum is designed in order to boost their mental as well as their physical well-being.

Promotion of British Values & SMSC: How does this subject promote British Values & SMSC?

Through our rich and varied PE curriculum, we ensure that our children are well equipped for life in modern Britain and, through subject linkage have an excellent understanding of health and fitness as well as Democracy, the Rule of Law, Responsibility & Liberty, Mutual Respect plus Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Our Curriculum is driven by SMSC Development and, as a result, pupils thrive – enjoying their lives, learning and want to make a difference for others.

Assessment: How is PE assessed?
  • Teacher assessment
  • Peer/ self-assessment
Monitoring & Evaluation: How do we know we have been successful?
  • Lesson observations
  • Termly PE assessment grid
  • Work scrutiny
  • Discussions
Long Term Memory: How does PE impact on long term memory?
  • Revision & recapping previous taught skills
  • Enjoyment of a sport
  • Pathways outside of school
  • Feedback and ways to improve techniques
  • Repeated recall of key vocabulary linked to health and skills.
  • Links & connections with other subject areas e.g. science and human bodies.