Physical Education (PE)
Our physical education (PE) curriculum aims to:
- Develop positive attitudes towards PE
- Engage and inspire participation in PE lessons
- Enable participation in a wide range of physical activities
- Encourage a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.
Regular physical activity not only improves health, but also reduces stress, improves concentration, and promotes growth and development. Participation in regular exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on academic achievement and physical and mental wellbeing. P.E. teaches our pupils about the importance of cooperation, teamwork and collaboration, particularly in small, sided games.
Our curriculum ensures that any new knowledge and skills taught builds upon our pupils’ previous learning. This allows our pupils to develop specific sporting skills across a wide range of physical activities. Throughout the curriculum, there is a focus on agility, balance, control and coordination, which begins in Early Years. In Early Years, P.E. focuses on exploring space, developing pupils’ spatial awareness, and their fine and gross motor skills. In key stage 1, pupils will further develop their fundamental movement skills and then in key stage 2, pupils begin to apply these skills across a variety of sports, developing their understanding of group concepts and skills in attacking and defending. They are then able to apply them in intra- and inter -school competitive situations as well as developing teamwork and collaboration.