Statement of Intent for Physical Education
The Physical Education curriculum is based on an enhanced model of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Moving and handling, Health and self-care). The PE curriculum ensures pupils experience a range of activities that help them
to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing, alongside the appropriate skills and techniques of a wide range of sports and activities, as well as enjoyment.
Pupils are taught to understand the importance of physical activity for their health and fitness and how to make healthy choices within and out of school. This forms life-long positive attitudes towards exercise. The Physical Education curriculum is crafted to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferable life skills, such as fairness and respect. In addition to this, we expect our pupils to be able to master the fundamental movement skills in EYFS which provide the foundations for developing a wide range of skills and techniques to ensure competent and confident participation in later physical activity. Age appropriate reading, in particular key vocabulary is taught alongside the physical activity.
The high-quality Physical Education curriculum is delivered through PE Passport, that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness through relevant support and challenge. The curriculum also ensures all pupils make progress from their starting points, regardless of prior experience and knowledge, physical ability or SEND. Resources are adapted, when necessary, to ensure SEND and disadvantaged pupils can access all aspects of the same curriculum.
Opportunities are provided for pupils to compete in sport and other activities both intra- and inter- school. This allows all pupils the opportunity to build character and help to embed important life values such as fairness and respect.