The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
At The Lea, we have a genuine commitment to encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Our children receive, on average, two hours of high-quality P.E. over the course of each week and a range of opportunities through our extra-curricular program. Children are committed to PE and sport; they are enthusiastic and participate well. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, offer opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our curriculum is designed to follow the subject content laid out in the national curriculum that follows skills and progression of skills through each year group. Children’s learning is broken down into specific areas for each key stage.
PE topics are planned so that classes will focus on two key strands of the PE curriculum per term. This is influenced by the many sporting and performance opportunities, ensuring our children have spent time in lessons learning the skills that will help them best succeed in sporting teams and competitions.
In EYS and KS1 the focus is on developing the foundational skills needed to play a range of sports. As children move in to KS2 they continue to develop these skills, whilst also applying them to a range of different sports and activities. PE lessons are taught by the sports coach for one session and the class teacher for the other session.
Following the post-Olympic funding that primary schools are receiving from the Department of Education, it is vital that we at The Lea make PE and Sport an integral part of every child’s education. We have outlined our aims and objectives on our sports premium document.