Our vision for Physical Education is to inspire our children to lead a heathy, active lifestyle and develop a passion for a diverse range of physical activities. We believe that this is essential for both their physical and mental wellbeing.
‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body: it is the basis of dynamic and creative activity’ – JFK
Why do we teach this?
At St Andrew’s primary school, 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. As one of our curriculum drivers is ‘wellbeing’, we are committed to ensuring children know and understand the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ and know how they can use these skills to regulate their emotions, behaviours and attitudes. One strand of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ is physical wellbeing. We are committed to educating children about the positive impact that physical activity can have upon their wellbeing.
Our curriculum is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils. We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. We also aim to ensure children learn to play fairly and respect others as well as providing quality opportunities for children to develop physically. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities.