At St Mary's we believe in giving pupils the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and progressive programme of activities. Our PE curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and we provide PE to pupils from Reception to Year 6 which will give the children an opportunity to experience a range of activities that will help them learn new skills, develop their health, fitness and well-being whilst promoting enjoyment for a love of PE.
Children will be given the opportunity to build character, whilst learning values such as fairness and respect. The skills learnt will be paramount for a platform in competitive sport both in and out of school. Children in Reception and KS1 will be given the opportunity to practise fundamental movement skills and learn motor patterns that do not occur naturally. This will establish and maintain physically active lives both across a broad range of activities and in the long term. Towards the end of KS1 and the start of KS2 children will be introduced to rules, strategies and tactics of a wide range of activities.
Through our PE curriculum our aim is to:
- Develop attitudes of fair play, respect, enjoyment, participation, enthusiasm and competitiveness in physical activities within a safe and supportive environment.
- Provide a broad and coordinated programme of physical education across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in order to help children to lead healthy active lives now and in the future.
- Provide the means for children to realise their full physical potential and to develop movements, coordination, confidence and body awareness in a range of contexts.
- Promote an appreciation of physical movement as a spectator and critic in order to learn new skills of self-judgement and appraisal during individual and team routines.
- Promote responsible attitudes towards safety of self and others in movement, in the use of equipment and to promote an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health.
- Develop the confidence and knowledge of our staff through the sharing of expertise within the school and through the advice and support of external providers such as ‘Fun time Sports’, particularly through CPD opportunities.
- Provide regular opportunities across each week for pupils to be physically active for sustained periods of time through taking part in traditional disciplines such as gymnastics, dance, invasion games, athletics as well as swimming and Forest School.
Below is a copy of our PE curriculum, which outlines the knowledge and skills our pupils cover in each year group from Reception to Y6.