PE offers opportunities for children to:
- become skilful and intelligent performers; acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts; learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different
- approaches and ways of thinking
- develop their ideas in a creative way; set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members
- understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success
- respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments
- take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance
- discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities
- make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives
- develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity
During key stage 2, children enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
There are also a number of extra curricular sporting activities arranged by the staff and friends of the school in their own time. These take place during lunchtimes, before or after school. Occasionally, we may ask for a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of clubs so that they are not a drain on the school’s resources. Some clubs provided by external coaches have a fee per term.