A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. Gaining an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and can contribute to both pleasure and life enhancement. The curriculum also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and ultimately academic achievement.
At Seaton Sluice First School we want children to:
- Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives;
- Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity;
- Receive regular exercise;
- Become skilful and intelligent performers;
- Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
- Play competitive games including basketball, football, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending where appropriate;
- Complete physical activity for sustained periods of time;
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
- Develop the appreciation of fair play, team play, honest competition and good sportsmanship;
- Develop self-confidence through understanding the capabilities of one’s self and others.
- To develop positive attitudes to perseverance, fair play and co-operation.