Physical Education (PE)
Our physical education (PE) curriculum aims to:
- Develop positive attitudes towards PE
- Engage and inspire participation in PE lessons
- Enable participation in a wide range of physical activities
- Encourage a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.
Regular physical activity not only improves health, but also reduces stress, improves concentration, and promotes growth and development. Participation in regular exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on academic achievement and physical and mental wellbeing. PE teaches our pupils about the importance of cooperation, teamwork and collaboration particularly in small, sided games.
Our curriculum ensures that any new knowledge and skills taught builds upon our pupils’ previous learning. This allows our pupils to develop specific sporting skills across a wide range of physical activities. Throughout the curriculum, there is a focus on agility, balance, control and coordination, which begins in the Early Years where Physical Development focuses on exploring space, developing pupils’ spatial awareness and their gross and fine motor skills. In Key Stage 1 pupils will continue to develop their fundamental movement skills and then in Key Stage 2 pupils will apply these skills across a variety of sports; developing their understanding of group concepts and skills in attacking and defending. They will be able to apply these in intra-school competitive situations whilst developing and demonstrating respect for opponents.
PE is valued in our schools and all children receive at least two hours of high-quality PE lessons per week. One of these lessons will be with a specialist PE coach from West London Sports Plus Scheme. The second lesson is with the class teacher following the Get Set 4 PE scheme. Year 3 attend weekly swimming lessons for their second PE lesson at Kensington Leisure Centre over the year.
Opportunities are provided for pupils to take part in different extra-curricular activities (through The Club) and initiatives such as after school basketball and football. The Daily Mile is being introduced to develop stamina and raise a greater awareness of fitness for pupils.
PE Curriculum Map