The intent of our Physical Education curriculum is to ‘inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities’ (The National Curriculum, 2014). We aim to help children develop a love of, and confidence in, physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle which they will carry through with them in later life. We believe that physical activity and education opens up further opportunities for children to build character and confidence and embed values such as fairness and respect. By the end of Key Stage Two we want all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and for all children to engage in competitive sports and activities. We want all children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activity.
To ensure our implementation of this subject is the best it can be we enlist the help of specialist coaches who work alongside us to deliver our curriculum. This includes:
- Cricket coached by Cumbria Cricket
- Football and Multiskills from Onside Sports Coaching
- Tennis lessons from Tennis Coach, Gary Weatherburn
- Swimming lessons from the coaches at Dalton leisure Centre
- Dance lessons from specialists such as Moving Monkeez
Enlisting the help of specialists enables our delivery of the physical education program to be more effective, challenging and engaging. Working together, we encourage and praise a love for the development of healthy hobbies and physical activity which children can continue to take part in as they grow.
As well as two sessions of PE per week, we also promote our physical activity in other ways. We encourage children and staff to be as healthy and active as possible. Here are some of the ways we do this:
- The Daily Mile Challenge
- Year 6 Bikeability courses
- Sports Day
- Walk to School Campaign
- Sports and activity based fundraising days
- Active trips and days out in our local area
- Daily yoga sessions