At Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We aim to provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The National Curriculum 2014 states:
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Aims: The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
2. Are physically active for sustained periods of time
3. Engage in competitive sports and activities
4. Lead healthy, active lives.
The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is that all pupils should leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
Ss. Peter and Paul’s believe that physical education is a unique and vital contribution not only to children's health and physical wellbeing; but it also promotes children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. Therefore, we have high expectations in PE and encourage enjoyment.
During PE we aim to enhance children’s physical, literacy. This involves working on their motor skills, healthy lifestyles, building self-confidence and co-operation. We enable children to become leaders and to continue to develop each other as well as themselves.
We provide a broad and engaging P.E curriculum from foundation stage to year 6. We also provide many opportunities for children to engage in competitive sports and other activities. It is our goal to inspire the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
The objectives of teaching PE in our school are:
Every child to reach their full potential
To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination
To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations
To develop an understanding of how different skills are performed in different activities.
To increase the awareness of being safe and staying safe during PE lessons, including the need for rules and regulations.
To show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance with observation and evaluating.
To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
Develop an appreciation for health and fitness and the benefits of an active life style.
To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination
To develop an understanding of how to succeed in a range of physical activities, and how to evaluate their own success
To encourage enjoyment through physical education.