We believe that through the variety of opportunities that P.E. offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries.
Purposes and Aims
- To ensure that all children will be physically active and find enjoyment and fulfillment in physical activity which lasts a lifetime.
- To provide opportunities for children to acquire and develop skills performing with increasing physical competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and contexts.
- To develop positive attitudes to physical activity including perseverance, fair play and sportsmanship as well as the ability to cope with failure and promote a fair response to winning and losing
- To teach children about personal safety in relation to their bodies/clothing and dangers in using equipment inappropriately, including within the water.
- To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the human body and its capabilities
Early Years and Foundation Stage will work towards the following National Curriculum requirements;
Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.
Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations