Sports and Health statement of intent

At Dean Field Community Primary School, we are committed to deliver a Physical Education (PE) curriculum that is suitable and challenging for ALL children, including those of Special Educational Needs (SEND). We strive to ensure children are fluent in their fundamental movement skills (agility, balance and co-ordination) so they can become physically literate to be able to take part in a range of lunch time and after-school sports clubs and competitions.

At Dean Field Community Primary School, we use Real P.E to aid teachers in delivering a rich PE curriculum. We aim to develops pupils’ personal, social, cognitive and physical skills through the Real PE journey. Real P.E provides children with lots of exciting and fun activities so they gain a love for physical activity that continues on throughout their life.  Children learn the importance of leading a healthy and active life both in and out of school.

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Gain a love and passion for physical activity and school sport.
  • Master the fundamental movement skills.
  • Become confident in their own physical capabilities
  • Stay active during their free time (aim for 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home)
  • Engage in school sporting events and local clubs/ teams
  • Gain sufficient knowledge to live happy and healthy adult lives

EYFS and Key Stage 1

Our early years and Key Stage 1 curriculum focuses on developing the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and co-ordination. PE lessons are engaging, active and fun to develop a love and passion for PE.

At KS1 pupils will be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games

Key Stage 2

At KS2 pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and enjoy collaborating and competing with each other.  They will develop how to evaluate and recognise their own success.  Pupils will be taught:

  • Running, jumping, throwing and catching skills
  • To play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • To develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example through athletics and gymnastics)
  • To perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • To take part in outdoor and adventurous challenges both individually and within a team
  • To compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

In Key Stage 2, pupils are encouraged to attend our daily after school sports clubs that provide specific and general skills needed for both sports and leadership. Children are chosen to represent the school in a range of competitions and work alongside Beech Hill in cross Trust competitions.

All Year 6 children (KS2) attend swimming classes on a bi-weekly basis using a local private swimming pool where class sizes are small to promote progress.

Pupils are taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently for a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe, self-rescue in different water based situations.

School facilities

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful, outdoor space for all kinds of sports at Dean Field. With the use of a large sports field and a playground that is marked for a variety of sports suitable for netball and football among others. Internally we have many sporting and games related resources and a sports hall for pupils to enjoy PE lessons and a range of sports clubs.

Residential trips give pupils the opportunity to gain lots of new experiences and learn more about themselves and their potential. At Dean Field we provide annual trips for Years 2 and 6 who go to Nell Bank in Ilkley.

Children are presented with certificates in celebration assemblies for a variety of achievements.