At Timbertree Academy, we strive to create a culture both around school and in the wider community that aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. As a school, we provide a safe and supportive environment for children to attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.

We have implemented a high-quality, inclusive curriculum that inspires all children to succeed in physical education and develop life skills, as well as succeed and excel across all areas of competitive sport, and other physically demanding activities. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners but can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs. GetSet4PE offers high quality lesson plans to support and develop staff to ensure high quality teaching of physical education.

At Timbertree Academy, we have developed an all-inclusive range of sporting opportunities, in school and in extra-curricular groups such as: football, gymnastics and multi-skills, that offer the children a wide-variety of opportunities to access sports that they may not have access to outside of school time.

The PE curriculum at Timbertree Academy provides children with a relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the fundamental movements, skills and the further links to health and well-being. We aim to give our pupils the opportunities to think and behave like a sports person through our deepening concepts which are to develop an understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, to master practical skills, to connect and apply skills, to compete and perform.

Aims of the PE Curriculum

At Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) the national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all:

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

 Pupils should 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, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • Formal elements

At Key stage 2 (Years 3-6) the national curriculum aims for pupils are that:

Pupils should continue to apply and develop 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 should 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

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Quality Mark for ‘demonstrating good commitment to improvement in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’. This was awarded to Timbertree Academy as the school:

  • provides a well-developed, broad and balanced curriculum, which provides a clear pathway of experience.
  • has a rigorous monitoring process to ensure the quality of teaching and learning.
  • ensures all staff understand the importance of PESSPA and work hard as a team to promote and develop this.
  • has an excellent base in Early Years to support physical development and progression.
  • has a positive commitment to physical activity and sport, evidenced by over 60%, including those with SEND, attending at least one club.