Physical Education

‘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

As teachers of Physical Education we will…

…teach the National Curriculum in ensuring that children develop the fundamental skills allowing them to become successful in a range of different disciplines in sport.

Through PE lessons, children will develop essential movement skills including balance, agility and coordination where pupils learn the rules and tactics of team and competitive games which involves attacking, defending, travelling, possession and passing using different equipment.

PE lessons will focus also on the teaching of essential life skills such as leadership, team work and cooperation, resilience, perseverance and self-regulation. Children also learn about the importance of keeping healthy and the impact that physical activity can have on their body and mind. Further opportunities are provided to our children allowing them to compete in sporting events. For example, children compete at the local school multi-skills competition.  

Specialist PE coaches teach PE alongside the teachers providing high quality lessons in gymnastics, games/ athletics and dance. Children are provided with excellent modelling from adults to ensure they have a model of excellence, which they use to improve and refine their physical skills. 

Children are recognised for their improvement and progression made in PE. For example, our British Gymnastics specialist coach regularly assesses the children towards the proficiency gymnastic stages allowing them to receive a certificate for gymnastic achievement.     

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

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 tea