At St. Clare’s Catholic Primary School, we constantly strive to deliver the highest quality Physical Education, sport and physical activity opportunities for all our children.
Physical Education Statement
A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
We aim to deliver high quality teaching to provide a wide range of sporting opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children how to cooperate safely and collaboratively with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and sportsmanship to embed lifelong values. Our curriculum aims to improve the fitness and wellbeing of all the children at St Clare’s.
Our long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Our use of a PE coach, also ensure that our children receive quality first provision. All pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, we encourage our children to participate in extracurricular activities both after school and during break and lunch. We offer a wide range of after school sporting activities each Term for both KS1 and KS2.
All children are given the opportunity to participate in sporting festivals and can participate in a wide range of competitions. The children also experience at least one intra-school competition based on the school house system. Our participation and success in sporting events raises the profile of PE further and creates even more enjoyment of physical activity.
- Motivate children to participate in a variety of sports
- Engage all pupils in regular physical activity
- Offer a broad experience of a range of sports and activities for all pupils including swimming
- Pupils to take responsibility for their own health and fitness
- Increase participation in competitive sport