Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education (PE) develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence. It promotes physical skill, development and knowledge of the body and provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to face challenges as individuals, in group and in teams.
It is also essential in promoting a positive attitude towards active and healthy lifestyles. Through PE pupils learn how to plan, perform and evaluate their work, enabling them to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, they discover their aptitude, abilities and preferences and how to make choices about getting involved in lifelong physical activity.
Our aims in teaching PE
- To ensure children are confident, safe and enjoy physical activity
- To develop a range of physical skills, strength and stamina
- To develop an ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas and perform them with control, co-ordination and fluency
- To improve observational skills and the ability to evaluate their own and others work and use this skill to improve performance
- To develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship
- To cooperate and work successfully/collaboratively with others
- To express ideas in dance form and appreciate the aesthetic qualities of movement
- To motivate and retain a lifelong interest in PE and to recognise the importance of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (See link with PSHE guidelines)
The PE and sport premium for primary schools
The Government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013/14 to 2015/16. This funding has since been extended to include the academic year 2016/17.
The money has been allocated directly to primary schools and we can choose how we use the funding, for example:
- Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
Our 2016 sports premium reports provides more information on how we have spent our allocation this year.