PE & Games

As an athlete at Fairlawn our Physical Education curriculum inspiresAthlete children to succeed and excel at competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children to develop their health and fitness, a confident and caring character and learn values such as fairness and respect. We recognise that PE in school not only plays a significant role in promoting and sustaining physical activity but also supports social interaction and reduces inequalities.

Children take part in twice weekly lessons involving dance, gymnastics, athletics, games and bat and ball skills. Lessons are led and supported by specialist sports coaches from Premier Education and their class teachers. The programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. In order to maximise physical activity times, pupils attend school in thier PE Kit  on these days.

We also provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events with other schools. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.

We recognise that some PE skills are also life skills. Key Stage 2 children attend swimming lessons so that they are able to swim competently, using a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue by the end of year 6. Across the school, pupils complete different stages of the bikeability programme culminating with learning to ride safely on the local roads.

Our Learning Outcomes:

Competent learner:

  • Move confidently and creatively with control and coordination in large and small movements
  • Perform basic fundamentals of movement (ABC’s) with control and confidence
  • Practice a range of movements with control demonstrating balance & coordination
  • Safely negotiate space both indoors and outdoors

Active & healthy learner:

  • Understand and explain the importance of good health, physical exercise and healthy foodPremier
  • Understand and explain which activities are good for our health

Reflective learner:

  • Describe, explain and comment on their own and others’ actions and feelings
  • Listen, respond to set tasks and sounds following expectations and rules

Engaged learner:

  • Communicate, select, prepare and handle appropriate resources effectively
  • Cooperate and work in small teams
  • Dress and undress for PE promptly with minimum help
  • Listen to others and follow instructions

Our PE progression, details both declarative (knowing what) and procedural knowledge (knowing how) that our athletes will learn.

Subject Documents Date  
PE Curriculum Overview 19th May 2023 Download
PE Curriculum Progression Map - WIP 19th May 2023 Download