PE Subject Leader: Miss Crane
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‘It is really important that we promote competitive support in schools. It is very important that we recognise that has to be underpinned by good quality physical education and by getting people into patterns of exercise’

—    Lord Coe —


Pennoweth recognises the value of Physical Education. Our teaching ensures that children develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities, and lead healthy, active lives.


Our curriculum, taken from Real PE, enables children to progressively develop knowledge and skills to performing competently, confidently and with a secure understanding of the requirements of a healthy lifestyle.


Physical Education is taught weekly, with key knowledge and skills identified and mapped across the school to ensure progression. Teachers continually assess children’s abilities and consideration is given to how higher performers will be supported within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.


Cross curricular outcomes in Physical Education are specifically planned for, with appropriate links between the subject itself, Science and English lessons identified, planned for and utilised.

What will my child experience through PE (Physical Education) at Pennoweth?
Children at Pennoweth are timetabled to be taught PE once per week for at least an hour. These lessons are either delivered in the hall or outside on the playground or the astro turf. 
Lessons are planned to be fun and skill-based, with lots of opportunities for wider-curriculum learning, especially PSHE.  
PE lessons are taught through our scheme: RealPE. 
This scheme is designed to help every child achieve in PE through 12 fundamental movement skills and 6 'multi-ability cogs' which are focused on throughout the year: cognitive, creative, social, physical, health and fitness and personal. 
Each half term, PE is taught focusing on one of the multi-ability cogs through fun skill-based games. Each year, we tailor the sequence of the cogs depending on what we think the children of Pennoweth need. 
Outside of their PE lessons, children have further opportunities for PE and sport, including tribal competitions, fitness activities in class and physical activities in their PSHE lessons. 
What PE skills and knowledge will my child learn at Pennoweth?
Please see the curriculum maps for each year group below and the 12 fundamental movement skills (FUNS):
What sort of PE language will my child learn at Pennoweth?
What do Pennoweth's children think of PE?
Dovydas (Year 4): 'I love PE because it is fun and I like the exercise. I like football the most because I like to compete and I also like running.'
Ava (Year 4): 'In PE, I love doing the challenges and watching the videos. They're really fun! I also like doing races and competing against others.'
Kizzy (Year 3): 'I like balancing on the benches and improving each week.' 
What does PE look like at Pennoweth?
Useful websites and links: