“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” – John F. Kennedy
At Abingdon Primary, we recognise the importance of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our children and understand the impact physical activity and sport has on this.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to help develop the children’s physical literacy and core movement skills. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities.
Our curriculum is based on progressive learning objectives, which together with flexible teaching styles; provide stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils. The curriculum aims to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of activities. Our school values of aspiration, resilience, commitment and harmony are key elements that teachers promote when teaching PE sessions.
In addition to the importance placed on PE lessons we also have a wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. Daily physical activity and health enhancing activities play a crucial role in our offer to pupils including active lessons, active break and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.
- Develop confidence and competence in a range of activities and skills.
- Acquire a positive attitude towards and an enjoyment of physical activity.
- Engage in competitive sports and activities.
- Begin to see physical activity as part of a healthy life style.
- Be able to take part in physical activity for sustained periods of time.
- Learn to work in co-operation with others.
Teaching Physical Education:
As an integral part of the EYFS curriculum, opportunities for Physical Development are threaded throughout each day. Practitioners use observational assessment to plan opportunities for children to develop their gross and fine motor skills through play and adult led activities in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. Through this process children learn about their own well being and become increasingly resilient.
In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental key skills to develop physical fitness, agility, balance and coordination. Curriculum content includes ball skills, small-sided team games, gymnastics and dance.
At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills to enable them to become successful games players, dancers, gymnasts and athletes.
Lower key stage 2 develop the skills required for a range of games, create simple gymnastic sequences and dance phrases whilst using cross-curricula links to increase their knowledge of health and fitness.
Upper key stage 2 children build on this further – developing tactical awareness, experiencing officiating and creating their own games. In gymnastics and dance, they develop more challenging movement phrases working in partners and small groups towards a composition presented in class. Through each strand of PE, health, fitness and well being is continually promoted and taught.
“Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading.” -Thomas Jefferson
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