PE across the School
PE gives all the children an opportunity to play number of different sports and have regular exercise as well as developing their ability to work as part of a team.
WFC coaches teach one PE lesson a week from Reception to Year 6.
During the year, events include:
- Sports day
- National Sports Week
- Football and netball matches against other local schools
- Family events with local primary schools
Nursery and Reception start the year by learning about ‘Me and Myself’ and how they can move the different parts of their body. Next in Early Years the children will start to develop their throwing and catching skills before developing their ball skills. Then they will have the opportunity to play a number of games before learning how to work with others playing a number of different sports.
At Shepherd Primary we are very lucky to have an experienced Watford FC coach that teaches one of the PE lessons for every year group each week.
Year 1 will start the year developing their ball skills in football and netball. In gymnastics they will learn how to remember and repeat a range of gymnastic actions with control, precision, and coordination. In tag rugby they will start to develop skills needed to pass and move with the ball. In dance they will learn how to move confidently in different directions and at different speeds. After that Year 1 will learn a number of skills through orienteering. Then Year 1 will be introduced to hockey and rounders and develop their bat and ball control. Year 1 will then have the opportunity to play tennis and develop their striking skills using a racquet. Next Year 1 will cover an area called fitness before ending the year covering a variety of sports in the unit of athletics.
Year 2 will start the year building upon the skills they have already learnt in netball and develop their throwing and catching skills further. In football they will further develop their ball control and learn how to pass with control. Year 2 will then develop skills needed to be successful at gymnastics and learn how to travel on different pieces of equipment. In handball they will learn how to perform different throwing and catching techniques. In dance they will perform a range of actions and simple movement patterns with control and coordination. In dodgeball they develop a number of movement skills so they game play a game successfully. Next Year 2 will develop their orienteering skills before learning how to perform different passes successfully. In cricket they will develop a range of skills including catching, gathering, and hitting a ball with increasing accuracy. In tennis they will learn how to use and move with a tennis racket and ball with control. Then to end the year they will develop their fitness and then learn to develop their coordination and balance whilst exploring different running, jumping and throwing techniques in athletics.
Year 3 will start the year playing football and further develop their ball control and knowledge of the rules. In netball Year 3 will continue to develop their throwing and catching skills. Next, they will focus on gymnastics and will learn how to travel using different parts of body and create sequences of movements. In tag rugby they will learn a range of new skills and be introduced to some basic rules. Then Year 3 will continue to develop their golf skills before moving onto the unit of dance. After that Year 3 will learn a number of skills through orienteering. Then Year 3 will develop new skills in hockey and rounders by being introduced to a number of new key words and develop their coordination in game situations. Year 3 will then move onto playing tennis and develop their control and accuracy, including throwing, hitting and stopping the ball. Then Year 3 will cover an area called fitness before ending the year covering a number of sports in the unit of Athletics.
Year 4 will start the year developing their skills and knowledge in netball before covering the next unit of football and developing their ball control and understanding of the different positions. Year 4 will then develop several skills needed to be successful at gymnastics before moving onto handball where they will start to develop the knowledge and skills needed before playing matches. Year 4 will then cover the unit of dance and they will perform dances using a range of movement patterns. Then Year 4 will continue to develop their underarm and overarm throwing technique in cricket. In basketball Year 4 will learn how to keep the ball under control when moving in different directions. In tennis they will develop the skills needed to play a rally successfully. After that they will develop their fitness and experience a number of activities in the unit of athletics.
Year 5 will start the year playing football and learning a number of skills needed to be successful at attacking and defending and continue to develop their passing. In Netball they will develop a range of skills to help them keep control of the ball whilst moving in different positions. Next, they will focus on developing their ability to perform movements accurately with a sense of rhythm in gymnastics. In tag rugby they will develop their passing ability at different speeds and different positions. Then Year 5 will continue to develop their golf skills through learning how to hit shots with greater accuracy. In dance they will develop range of skills and movement patterns inspired by different pieces of music. After that Year 5 will learn skills through orienteering. Then Year 5 will be covering the units of hockey learning the basic principles, needed for attacking and defending. In rounders they will learn how to bowl at different speeds and learn how to work as part of a team to be more successful. In tennis Year 5 will learn how to play both forehand and backhand shots successfully. Then Year 5 will cover the area of Fitness before learning how to combine a range of different skills and movements in athletics.
Year 6 will start the year building upon the skills they have already learnt in netball and will learn how to use tactics in games to be more successful at attacking and defending. In football they will learn how to keep possession of the ball as a team and develop their knowledge further of how to play different positions. In gymnastics they will learn how to develop their own sequences of movements whilst moving fluently between each one. In handball Year 6 will learn how to choose and apply a range of tactics and strategies when both attacking and defending. In dance they will learn how to perform dances in both canon and unison and with clarity and confidence. In dodgeball Year 6 will take part in competitive games learning how to play fairly and work cooperatively as part of a team. Next Year 6 will develop their orienteering skills before in basketball they will learn the different principles of defending in game situations, including marking, tracking and covering, to gain possession. In the summer term they will cover the units of fitness and undertake a number of different activities. In athletics year 6 will learn how to apply appropriate techniques to achieve their personal bests in different disciplines.