Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity develops the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, work as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Physical Education is taught as an area of learning in its own right but where appropriate it is linked to other curriculum areas (for example through dance). It is taught as a minimum of one PE session a week (plus a Forest School session) and periodically there will be two.
We teach lessons so that children:
· Have fun and experience success in physical activities
· Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development
· Secure and build on a range of skills
· Develop good sporting attitudes
· Understand basic rules
· Experience positive competition
· Learn in a safe environment
· Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only through the skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful they need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to lead a physically active life.