Pickhill CofE VC Primary School

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Our Curriculum

Physical Education

Y 5 6 tennisAt the Synergy Schools Federation, we have created a PE curriculum that provides all pupils with the knowledge to be able to participate in physical activity, regardless of their starting points.

Through PE activities, our children are able to flourish and develop not only specific PE knowledge but important values in life such as, endurance, teamwork and sportsmanship. These link well with our school Christian Values.

Motor competences and fundamental movement skills are taught and developed from EYFS. These specific PE lessons are in addition to and in support of some of the physical development early learning goals. Children’s fundamental movement skills then progress through school, following our knowledge progression statements (please see below).  This includes procedural knowledge which focuses on strategies and tactics that require explicit teaching. These can only be successful if children can perform the necessary movements through factual and conceptual knowledge.

KS1 hockeyThe knowledge progression for PE works closely with our scheme of learning. This ensures that children are taught rules within specific games and/or sports within PE and are then able to apply the correct procedural knowledge to support success in these areas through correct choice of tactics and strategies.

As part of our scheme of learning, there is a clear focus on healthy activity, participation and fitness. These sessions are also taught weekly so that children engage with them and are able to regularly demonstrate endurance. There is a clear link made to leading a healthy and active lifestyle and how that can support you in PE and sport.

Physical Education provides us with a perfect opportunity to live and breathe our school vision - Having the Courage to Shine. We are constantly faced with new challenges and we strive to be the best version of ourselves through displaying key values. Through PE, we also want children to be inquisitive in their learning and ask questions to help develop their tactical awareness when playing games or trying to improve their individual abilities.

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About Synergy Schools

Synergy Schools is a federation of primary schools in the north of North Yorkshire. The federation was formed in September 2018 when Brompton-on-Swale and Crakehall Church of England Primary Schools successfully shared senior leadership capacity. In July 2021, the federation welcomed Leeming & Londonderry Community Primary and Pickhill Church of England Primary school into the federation.