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A Physical Education (PE) progression pathway at Nantwich Primary Academy ensures a structured learning journey for students, in line with the National Curriculum requirements and our chosen PE scheme of work. The pathway focuses on developing students' physical skills, fitness, and understanding of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
The progression pathway helps our staff at Nantwich Primary Academy deliver a balanced and comprehensive curriculum that builds upon previous learning, fosters teamwork and sportsmanship, and prepares students for a lifelong appreciation of physical activity. By offering a clear, step-by-step framework, the progression pathway supports consistent, high-quality physical education across all year groups, while
nurturing the personal growth and
well-being of every student.
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At Nantwich Primary Academy, our PE curriculum aims to provide pupils with a rich variety of experiences that contribute to their cultural capital. By participating in a diverse range of sports and physical activities, children develop essential skills, such as teamwork, resilience, and self-discipline, which can be applied to various aspects of their lives.
Our school promotes a healthy lifestyle through the teaching of nutrition and healthy eating in our school kitchen. We work closely with a PE coach from Sports Coaching Northwest, who leads lessons that teachers actively participate in as part of their professional development. This collaboration ensures that we consistently deliver high-quality physical education, inspiring pupils to engage in an active lifestyle.
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Examples of Cross-Curricular Links
Using fitness trackers or apps to monitor and analyse personal performance, and learning to code simple games or sports simulations.
Using movement and body language to express emotions and tell stories through dance, mime, or physical theatre.
Learning sports-related vocabulary and phrases in different languages, and discovering popular sports or games in various countries and cultures.
Participating in outdoor and adventurous activities, such as orienteering, hiking, or team-building exercises, and understanding the importance of environmental stewardship.
DESIGN & TECH
Designing and constructing equipment for sports and games, such as racquets, balls, or goalposts, and considering materials and their properties.
Discussing the impact of sports on local and global communities, and exploring the role of sports in promoting social inclusion and equality.
Exploring the role of sports and physical activities in different religious or spiritual practices and celebrations.
Investigating the environmental impact of sports events, such as resource use and waste, and discussing sustainable practices in sports and leisure facilities.
Primary PE & Sports Funding
All primary schools receive an additional yearly PE Premium grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of PE provision in schools, and it is at the school’s discretion as to how the additional funding is spent.
Our aim is for all pupils to participate and enjoy physical education as well as understanding the benefits that being active can have on their physical and mental health in order for them to lead healthy, active lifestyles now and in the future. At Nantwich Primary Academy emotional and mental wellbeing is greatly enhanced by our sport and ‘active learning’. This is central to both our curriculum and extra-curricular provision, as we know this is hugely beneficial to our children.
At Nantwich Primary Academy, our physical education progression pathway outlines a structured learning journey for our students, ensuring the development of essential skills and knowledge in line with the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England. It focuses on three core areas: physical competence, physical fitness, and personal and social development.
Our pathway enables our dedicated staff to deliver a balanced and comprehensive curriculum that builds upon previous learning, fosters teamwork and resilience, and prepares students for a healthy and active lifestyle. By offering a clear, step-by-step framework, the progression pathway supports consistent, high-quality physical education across all year groups at Nantwich Primary Academy, empowering our children to make informed choices about their well-being and encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity.
Our commitment to nurturing the whole child includes teaching them about healthy eating in our school kitchen and providing opportunities for staff to participate in lessons alongside our students to develop their skills through continuous professional development.
Additionally, our PE curriculum exposes children to various sports and activities, fostering a passion for fitness and well-being. We proudly hold the School Games Gold award, demonstrating our commitment to providing a balanced and inclusive PE programme. With this foundation, our pupils are empowered to make informed choices about their health, fostering a lifelong love for physical activity and well-being.