In physical education children develop their skills in gymnastics, dance, games, swimming, outdoor activities and adventure play to develop good body co-ordination and control. This work is connected to encouraging healthy living. We endeavour to give each child enjoyment and satisfaction from physical activity and the opportunity to develop positive sporting attitudes. The children in our school participate in a minimum of 2 hours PE per week.
As a school we have been part of our local cluster sports group for over ten years. We are very proud of the annual programme of sports competitions which are now embedded into the school year – High 5 Netball, Cross country, Football, Multi-skills for Key Stage 1, Key Steps Gymnastics, Quicksticks Hockey, Tri-Golf, Mini Tennis, Rounders, Kwik Cricket, and Athletics. Some of these competitions lead on to District – South Lakes and County – Cumbria competitions. Others are festivals for participation and deveelopment of new skills. We aim to give all children opportunities to take part in healthy competition, to enable them to learn about winning, losing and fair play, and to be gracious in victory and defeat. We will always try to encourage children who excel in specific sports/activities to ensure they have opportunities to take part in other competitions/events throughout the year. There will also be various ‘development’ activities offered by the School Games Organiser which we will try to get involved with when we can.
The school also runs a wide variety of lunchtime and afterschool clubs, some of which are led by teachers and teaching assistants.
Purpose of study
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:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Key stage 1:
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
Key stage 2:
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
Swimming and water safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to: