Physical Education

 

"Exercise activates your brain and gives you energy for everything else, the energy to be enthusiastic about your work. So all your school work will gain from physical education."

Darcey Bussell, Dancer, The Royal Ballet

 

PE develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical development and enables children to gain an understanding of the body in action. Physical education offers opportunities for pupils to be creative, to learn to challenge themselves and engage in competition as individuals and in groups and teams.

 

We aim to help children to develop a positive attitude towards active and healthy lifestyles and provide enjoyable experiences that will encourage children to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of activities. Children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances and to improve their quality and effectiveness. All activities take place both inside and outside. Our facilities include two outdoor playgrounds, the use of a field and an indoor hall and there is a wide range of apparatus for use in these areas. An annual Sports Day is held in the summer term and provides opportunities for children to demonstrate their growing skills in this area of the curriculum. Dance features in performances such as the Christmas Play, end of year concerts and country dancing for the Summer Fete.

 

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that pupils:

  • develop competence in a range of physical activities
  • are physically active for a sustained period of time
  • engage in competitive activities
  • lead healthy, active lives