Intent: In PE, we provide engaging and challenging activities that help to inspire children of all different levels to be active and to lead healthy lives. We aim to grow the whole child through our PE curriculum, by focusing on a wide variety of skills and knowledge that will help children to develop: physically, mentally and socially. We ensure that all children are given a range of competitive opportunities and other activities that will build character and help to embed our school values.
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding and we do this through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Within lessons, we give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and compete with each other, and have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.
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Assessment: Teachers assess throughout lessons using formative assessment and make adaptations where necessary based on skills and progress. Informal teacher assessments are made at the end of each unit to measure the progress of each child.