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Physical Education at the City of Peterborough Academy Special School

Physical Education Long-Term plan developed in accordance to DFE’s Physical education programmes of study: key stages 3 and 4 National curriculum in England, September 2013.

KS1: In KS1 pupils at CoPASS work towards the development of fundamental movement skills, essential for their continued physical, emotional and social development.  They aim to become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They work to be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.  All activities are delivered and adapted to meet the individual needs and abilities of all pupils within the City of Peterborough Academy Special School.  Implementing strategies and techniques to support and enhance the learning opportunities for pupils with ASD.

Pupils at CoPASS are taught to:

  • discover and work towards mastering 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 some team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances/movement to music using simple movement patterns.

KS2: In KS2 pupils at CoPASS are supported to further their application and development of a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They are supported to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.  All activities are delivered and adapted to meet the individual needs and abilities of all pupils within the City of Peterborough Academy Special School.  Implementing strategies and techniques to support and enhance the learning opportunities for pupils with ASD.

Pupils at CoPASS are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate to suit the range of abilities and needs (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastics)
  • perform dances/movement to music using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
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KS3: In KS3 pupils at CoPASS are supported to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2 to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They are supported in order to aid their understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They are supported to develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.  All activities are delivered and adapted to meet the individual needs and abilities of all pupils within the City of Peterborough Academy Special School.  Implementing strategies and techniques to support and enhance the learning opportunities for pupils with ASD.

Pupils at CoPASS are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, rounders, rugby and tennis)
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other sports and activities (for example, athletics, gymnastics and parkour)
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

KS4: In KS4 pupils at CoPASS have the opportunity to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will be supported to be involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.  All activities are delivered and adapted to meet the individual needs and abilities of all pupils within the City of Peterborough Academy Special School.  Implementing strategies and techniques to support and enhance the learning opportunities for pupils with ASD.

Pupils at CoPASS are taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, rounders, rugby and tennis)
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, (for example, athletics and gymnastics), or other physical activities (for example, dance, parkour or gymnastics)
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

ks4-games

Swimming & Rebound Therapy
All pupils in KS1, 2 , 3 and 4 following satisfactory risk assessment, will have access to swimming opportunities at local facilities (St. Georges Hydrotherapy Pool and/or Stanground Academy) supported by swimming instructors/appropriately accredited staff.  In addition, pupils will have opportunities to access individual and group Rebound Therapy at regular intervals throughout their time at CoPASS again following a satisfactory risk assessment.

Sports Clubs/Exercise and Enrichment Opportunities

  • Outdoor cardio-gym facilities and trim trail.
  • Annual Outdoor Adventurous Activities Residential trips to Rock UK, Irthlingborough and Hilltop Activity Centre, Sheringham.
  • We offer a Sports Clubs 5 days a week for Middle School and Upper School (a total of 10 clubs per week). Our current offer can be seen below.  Our School Sport Committee uses their pupil voice to help decide on our club offer each term.  Our current club offer can be seen below.

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upper-clubs

Sports Premium Funding
Please click on our Sports Premium tab for in depth information on our use of Sports Premium Funding and the impact it has had on school sport and competition.

PE Kit
An important part of P.E. at CoPASS is preparing for physical activity by changing into P.E. kit that enables pupils to move freely and safely during their lessons.

Summer season P.E. kit

  • Purple short sleeved sports polo with academy logo (Available from school reception)
  • Black shorts or black track suit bottoms with academy logo (Available from school reception)
  • White or black trainer socks
  • Suitable trainers or supportive P.E. footwear

Winter/Autumn seasons P.E. kit

  • Black long sleeved polo shirt with academy logo (Available from school reception)
  • Plain black jumper or black rain jacket for cold wet weather
  • Black shorts or black track suit bottoms with academy logo (Available from school reception)
  • Black football socks
  • Gum shield for Rugby
  • Shin pads for Football and Hockey
  • Football boots with rubber studs for Football and Rugby on wet muddy grass

Fixtures and Sporting Competitions
For up to date information on our involvement in fixtures, sporting competition and activities please access our Twitter feed @CoPASSNews and search for #CoPASSPE for the latest information.