‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’
John F. Kennedy
National Curriculum 2014
In physical education, pupils will have the opportunity 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.
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Pupils will be able to develop their skills as athletes by:
- understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle
- taking part in a range of sports and learn how to use different equipment
- practising skills such as throwing, catching, running
- using their body to balance, stretch, move in different ways
- evaluating and improving their performance
- being physically active and increasing their stamina
- working as part of a team.