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Physical Education (P.E.)

Physical Education (P.E.)

We teach the children about fitness and health by building on their natural enthusiasm for movement.

We use our fantastic grounds and physical resources to help the children explore and learn about their world, and we teach skills in physical development that enable them to work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups.

By watching, listening and experimenting, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.

We make the most of our Sports Funding to access quality training for staff and to enhance the PE curriculum with sports trips and clubs. We use visitors to encourage the spark of a life-long love of sport and fitness.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Acquiring and developing skills    

  1. Pupils are taught to:
    a. explore basic skills, actions and ideas with increasing understanding
    b. remember and repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control and coordination.

Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas

  1. Pupils are taught to:
    a. explore how to choose and apply skills and actions in sequence and in combination
    b. vary the way they perform skills by using simple tactics and movement phrases
    c. apply rules and conventions for different activities.

Evaluating and improving performance

  1. Pupils are taught to:
    a. describe what they have done
    b. observe, describe and copy what others have done
    c. use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their work.

Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

  1. Pupils are taught:
    a. how important it is to be active
    b. to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during different activities.

Breadth of study

  1. Pupils will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through dance activities, games activities and gymnastic activities.