A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
Here at St John's we encourage the children to participate in all aspects of PE - games, gymnastics, dance and swimming. We encourage the children to attend sports clubs both in and out of school and teams participate in inter and intra school competitions.
The school received the School Games Bronze award.
Physical Education (PE) is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors. It provides children with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most children their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, Physical Education enthuses and inspires children to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise.
PE makes a uniquely substantial contribution to the well-being of young people. At its best, it improves young people’s physical literacy and enthuses them with a lifelong love and habit of being physically active. It stretches their performance capabilities, enhances their physiological efficiency and increases their confidence as they learn to overcome challenges. In situations that can be both competitive and collaborative, students learn resilience, respect for others, and the value of hard work and teamwork.
Our Scheme of Work has been produced in response to the Primary National Curriculum for Physical Education (2014).