Mrs Garrard
PE Subject Lead

School Vision For PE

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you need to keep moving.”
Albert Einstein.

We aim to provide an inclusive and comprehensive PE curriculum where we collaborate with Premier Education to foster an active and healthy lifestyle. We work alongside curriculum specialists, such as gymnastics and swimming coaches, to give the children the best opportunity to experience and become passionate about different sports.

Our PE intends to broaden pupils’ horizons by taking them beyond the everyday. Therefore education should be one where we build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. PE offers opportunities to build character and embed values which support children to push their limits. It enables all pupils to explore their physical characteristics as well as learn about themselves and others, as they face and overcome challenges. We believe PE has the power to allow all children the opportunity to excel, and to learn knowledge of how to keep themselves fit and healthy, both physically and mentally.

As a school we not only teach PE twice a week we also offer bespoke gymnastics and swimming (KS2), every year. Alongside this we aim to take part in inter school competitions and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through the golden mile. We also promote fitness within the local area by half termly visits to the beach where we explore the natural surroundings.

‘We are on a mission to make children happy and healthy by providing stimulating and exciting physical activity programmes. We offer a head on approach to mental health and promote wellbeing, reduce unhappiness and reduce feelings of anxiety.’

Our Aims For PE

Our aims are to develop children who can:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  •  perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Spiritual Development In PE

One of the biggest things we promote in sport is enjoyment; children should be consistently encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning and showcase a willingness to reflect on their own and others’ experiences. Performing in PE allows children to express their feelings and emotions as well as be amazed by what their bodies can achieve.