The School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The Physical Education curriculum aims to provide for pupils' increasing self confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations.

A balance of individual, paired, team and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. The schemes of work are based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils.

The schemes aim to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of relevant activities. Physical Education is considered as a vehicle to facilitate access to cross-curricular themes, skills and dimensions, rather then a subject concerned exclusively with the acquisition of motor skills and techniques.

Aims

  • To develop an ability to plan a range of movement sequences, organise equipment and apparatus and begin to design and apply simple rules.
  • To develop an ability to remember, adapt and apply knowledge, practical skills and concepts in a variety of movement based activities.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards health, hygiene and fitness.
  • To foster an appreciation of safe practice.
  • To develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To develop communication skills, encouraging the use of correct terminology, to promote effective co-operation.
  • To foster a positive attitude towards the subject.