PE Curriculum Statement
The national curriculum (2013) 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.
The Curriculum St Nicholas C. of E. Primary School provides at least 2 hours of sports’ provision a week. The curriculum covers knowledge, skills and understanding within the areas of games, gymnastics, dance, athletics (KS1 and 2), swimming and outdoor/ adventurous activities (KS2). Children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, often in pairs and small groups, helping them to develop the quality and effectiveness of their work. They develop confidence and competence in performing different skills and improve their co-ordination and balance. A positive attitude towards active lifestyles is promoted.
In the Foundation Stage children are encouraged to access a wide range of physical activity provision throughout the indoor and outdoor classroom as well as taking part in a PE session. Children learn to explore, experiment and refine their social, gross and fine motor skills.
We enter a range of local competitive events covering football, rugby, gymnastics, athletics and mini marathon. This gives children the opportunity to be creative and competitive whilst learning to work with and respect others. Our hall, playground and field provide ample space for a variety of physical activities throughout the day.
As well as the class teacher delivering P.E. lessons, we also use specialist sports’ coaches.
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