In PE, our intent for the curriculum is to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.
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.
National Curriculum (2014)
At St Cross Catholic School, we aim to provide the children with high standard PE lessons weekly with our PE Coach. Children have the chance to learn and work on their fundamental skills, before moving on to use those skills in team games and specific sports.
In EYFS the children work towards the seven key areas of development. Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1 children are developing fundamental movement skills and are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination and applying these when participating in team games.
Key Stage 2
Through high quality teaching, children are taught to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination as well as developing their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. They apply these skills to competitive team games. Year 6 are chosen to be Sports Ambassadors, whose role it is to encourage and promote sporting activities at lunchtimes. KS2 children also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons, where they are taught to use a range of strokes effectively over a distance of 25 metres.