PE Curriculum at Mengham Junior School

 At Mengham Junior School, we strive to foster an enjoyment, love and understanding of the importance of sporting activity and both the physical and mental benefits a healthy lifestyle provides that will accompany them into their later lives.

 The children harness and improve the necessary skills and knowledge needed to complete a variety of sporting activities through exposure to numerous sports such as swimming, gymnastics, athletics and team games. They have access to an excellent range of quality resources (E.g. wall bars, trim trail, sporting goals) for use in curricular and extra-curricular sporting activities. The children are encouraged to be reflective and to both self-critique and peer-assess performance through observation and use of recording equipment. They receive specialist coaching both in class and at after school clubs that encourages the children to discover and take up a particular sport. The children also have the opportunity to participate in both intra and inter school competitions.  As well as this, the children are able to apply to become sports leaders where it is their responsibility to help set up for lessons, sports days and assist in demonstrations to the class. Sports Day is a much-anticipated event in the school year and all the children take part, in both competitive and team events.  

 The children become successful learners through developing mastery of these skills where they demonstrate the correct technique and communication skills necessary to succeed in sport. Reflecting on performance builds resilience and respect for their own and others’ abilities and achievements leading to tolerance and acceptance; therefore children learn to be a responsible member of the community. The children develop courage and determination to have a go at the many sporting activities available and discover not only the joy of succeeding but also the value of taking risks and making mistakes in order to learn and grow as an individual. The development of these skills and knowledge will increase their enjoyment of sport and enable the children to be inspired to lead healthy and active lives. 

Curriculum Map – PE 

Skills Progression in PE