Physical Education (PE) develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, co-operative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles.
Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, co-operative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
* Ensure PE is experienced in a safe and supportive environment, both indoors and outdoors.
* Develop pupil’s self-confidence and ability to manage their bodies in games, gymnastic and dance activities.
* Promote understanding through wide ranging experiences of the benefits of exercise and a healthy way of life.
* Help children understand about the changes that occur to their bodies as they exercise and recognise the short-term effects of exercise on the body.
* Give opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and their suitable application within games, gymnastics and dance.
* Ensure that throughout physical activities children are involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating.
* Foster the desire to be involved in appropriate and enjoyable physical activity throughout their lives.
* To develop personal and social competence and the necessary skills to manage success in competitive and co-operative situations, to cope with losing, and to retain a proper sense of perspective in competition.
* To promote the Bedonwell values.
* Encourage children to work and play with and against others in a range of group situations.
Key Stage 2
All children receive two hours timetabled PE. Each year has a designated PE afternoon where two of those classes are allocated a hall to teach either gymnastics or dance and the remaining two classes use the field/playground for games and athletics.
Teachers plan weekly for PE using ‘PE advisor’, a complete PE scheme of work and also subject specific resources to supplement the PE advisor scheme. Ideas linked with other aspects of learning are integrated into the PE curriculum. In all year groups each half term there is a focus on a different area of PE, these include; gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor adventurous activities, athletics and swimming for year six.