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The Importance of Physical Education

Physical education develops pupils' physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities.  It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action.  Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to difference challenges as individual and in groups and teams.  It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.  Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative competitive and challenging activities.  They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness.  Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.

The Pupils Will Learn:

  • To acquire and develop skills
  • To select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas
  • To evaluate and improve performances
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health and the importance of being active

Teaching and learning in PE is delivered through:

  • Games:
    • net and racket
    • striking and fielding
    • invasion
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance

Our curriculum also offers athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities for all year groups and swimming for Year 4.