Our provision for Physical Education aims to develop children’s competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities in line with the national Curriculum. This is achieved through planned curriculum time, coupled with the offer of a wide range of additional opportunities, both on and off site. We aim to encourage all children to:
Be physically active for sustained periods of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy and active lives
Have opportunities to use public leisure facilities so students can use more advanced equipment and have confidence in accessing them in the future.
Our PE curriculum includes developing knowledge, skills and understanding, predominantly through games, swimming, and adventurous and outdoor activities.
In Games children will play small-sided and modified competitive net, striking/fielding and invasion games. They use skills and tactics and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending, working with others to organise and sustain a game. They will learn to analyse both their and others performance aided by photos and video and will have opportunities to officiate and coach.
Swimming/ Water safety: children learn to pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival. As a minimal requirement they will learn to swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25 metres. Using recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and their back, the children will learn to use a range of strokes and personal survival skills.
Children will take part in outdoor activity challenges, including following trails in familiar, unfamiliar and challenging environments. They will use a range of orienteering skills both on an offsite and be given opportunities to do indoor climbing.