At St Mary’s we offer a varied and stimulating high quality program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through a fully inclusive PE curriculum that inspires all. All children are encouraged to be physically active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We aspire our children to build character and adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination, positivity and resilience.
The physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and fulfil their potential in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. Our children have opportunities to compete in a wide range of activities.
Children are taught how to cooperate and collaborate with others, and work as part of a team, understanding fairness and respect for the rules of the sport and expected behaviour.
The Physical Education Curriculum supports the whole school curriculum intent by delivering a curriculum that:
Ensures the children have the opportunity to make links within subjects, across subjects and to prior learning
Exposes children to a broad range of memorable experience beyond the classroom, inspiring our pupils to build a wider cultural capital and support their learning of new vocabulary
Encourages children to know and understand the importance of and have the means to lead a healthy lifestyle that has physical and mental health at the heart of it
Teaches children to not only have a voice, but to use it in order to enquire, challenge and communicate their ideas and opinions to problem solve and be creative
Requires children to develop skills to work collaboratively and independently in order to achieve better outcomes
Promotes the development of the child’s key characteristics that the school feels are essential for learning and living
Empowers our children to become independent and resilient in their learning and beyond
Motivates children to have high aspirations for their futures in learning, work and in wider life
Pupils are St Mary’s Fields participate in twice weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE curriculum incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence and appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curriculum activities during and after school, in addition competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavors to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.
The knowledge and skills progression map for Physical Education (Appendix A) is organised to ensure it is delivered in the manner it is intended and demonstrates that it consists:
You can find the PE policy using the link below