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Physical Education – Statement of Intent

At Bishop Wood, we provide a breadth of opportunities for our children to develop their love of sport and fitness.  By learning and practicing the core skills of throwing, catching, defending and attacking across a wide range of sports, the children are encouraged to collaborate, communicate and compete with each other in a safe and supportive environment.  We deliver many sports and fitness activities, including swimming, where key skills can be transferred to encourage our children to live a healthy and active lifestyle, not only in school but in their wider life.  We ensure PE lessons are well planned and resourced to make sure all children are challenged to achieve their very best whilst encouraging all to participate with dignity and respect for others.  We recognise all children for the skills and experience they bring to school PE and all are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular sports, intra and inter-school competitive events.  These opportunities help to foster a sense of community spirit whilst enabling the children to try their best, whether as an individual or as part of a team.   We support the children to make wise choices when playing together, creating an atmosphere of learning where all understand the part they can play to help a team succeed.  We want our children to move on from Bishop Wood with a love of a sport, and an ability to make wise choices about how a healthy and active lifestyle will have a positive impact on their physical and mental health.