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Physical Education

At St Nicholas CE VA Primary School we strive to meet all the statutory requirements for PE. We also aim to provide extra time and opportunities through our extra curricular programme. The current time allocated to PE per week is two hours per class. This is supplemented by out of school clubs and extra festivals, displays, tournaments,sports days, galas, residential and matches.

Each unit of work covers all four strands of knowledge, skills and understanding from  NCPE 2000. These strands are integral to our schemes of work.Swimming is currently offered to key stage two pupils during the summer term. They are assessed in the early part of the term and those children not reaching national curriculum standards are offered weekly lessons. Priority is given to older children and to those not attending lessons out of school. All key stage two pupils also take part in our annual swimming gala.

Athletics is offered to all pupils throughout the school during the summer term and is delivered through our scheme of work.

Outdoor and adventurous activities is a unit of work which is delivered during the latter half of the spring term and is delivered through the use of TOPS cards, and our own orienteering resources. Year 5&6 take part in regular orienteering events organised by the pyramid.

Our games programme covers invasion, net/wall and striking and fielding games to ensure that a broad and balanced experience is available to the pupils.

The curriculum is mapped across the two key stages (a two year rolling programme exists for mixed age classes) and relevant schemes of work are in place. Foundation years use a separate programme, which focuses on the development of fundamental skills. The PE co-ordinator is responsible for mapping the curriculum and ensuring that pupils experience a coherent and progressive curriculum throughout their time in school.