P.E. at Crawford

At Crawford Village Primary School, it is our intention that P.E. will be delivered via high quality lessons that are fun, engaging and will inspire all pupils to lead physically active lives. We aim to maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE enabling them to know more about physical activity and how it is a key component of a healthy lifestyle.

We benefit from the expertise of specialist coaches from West Lancashire Sport Partnership (WLSP) once a week.  Our teachers then follow and build on the skills learnt in another PE lesson during the week. 

We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness, whilst boosting self-confidence, self-esteem and supporting the development of social skills; encouraging all children to become successful, lifelong learners.

We are aware that research has shown a direct link between children’s physical and mental health and therefore we aim to provide experiences that will inspire pupils to not only develop physically but ensure mental wellbeing and a desire to succeed.

As the children move through the school, knowledge and skills are built upon and learning takes place sequentially. Our curriculum is designed in a way that enables the teachers to have the flexibility to ensure that the children develop knowledge and skills through the use of a wide range of sports.


Our Rationale for SEND pupils within PE.
High quality PE and Sport enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many different kinds of physical activity.
It gives pupils opportunities to:
• Develop a wide range of skills including both fine and gross motor movements.
• Use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.
• Reflect on their own performance and the performance of others.
• Increase confidence and self-esteem.
• Understand about lifelong fitness and healthy living.
• Develop social and emotional interaction through the concept of team games and activities.
• Encourage fairness and personal/social responsibility. 

Pupils with SEND take part in all main lessons at Crawford Village.
Activities in lessons will be modified if needed, using the STEP Model:

Space: Where is the activity happening? Modify the physical space of the activity to match the skill level of participants and remove obstacles and distractions(e.g., distance travelled, size of playing area, use of different zones. 

Task: What is happening? Modify the focus, difficulty, instructions, or skills of the task to provide participants with variation, creativity, and individualized progression.
Instructions can be modified to incorporate visual, tactile, and verbal cues (e.g., a picture communication system or designated auditory or visual signals).

Equipment: What is being used? Modify the purpose, type, and use of equipment (e.g., size, shape, colour, texture, weight, etc.). Specialized equipment is available, but it is also easy to modify equipment if you are creative (e.g., balls with textures or sounds, plumbing pipe to use as ramps for throwing). 

People: Who is involved? Modify the structure and formation of participant groupings based on their abilities. Rules can be modified to allow for different levels of participation within the same task.

Competitions and Clubs.

At Crawford Village we are commited to inclusivity and all pupils are welcomed to join all sports clubs and take part in all sporting activities.

We also enter SEND specific events, where pupils on the SEND and First Response register have the opportunity to compete against pupils with similar areas of need.

We also have pupils with SEND who are members of the schools first team in many sports, competing against non-SEND pupils. 

Raising the Profile of SEND in PE

During this year, we have aimed to make pupils aware that pupils with SEND can be just as successful in sporting activities as non-SEND pupils.

As part of this we delivered a special lesson highlighting inspirational athletes with SEND. You can find the resources used in the links below. 

National Curriculum PE Programmes of Study

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This year we have also made a pledge, commiting to grow girls football in schools. 

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Playground Leaders.

Our Year 5 and 6 pupils have decided that this year they will share the role of playground leaders. They have buddied up on a rota in order to lead playground games each dinner time. They decided two pairs would put on games each day in order to offer a choice. 


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