The New 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 and active lives.
The aims for teaching PE in Key Stage 1 are to:
· master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
· participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
· perform dances using simple movement patterns.
The aims for teaching PE in Key Stage 2 are to:
· use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
· play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
· develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
· perform dances using a range of movement patterns
· take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
· compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
We hold a sports day every Summer term, which is organised as a house competition. Every child in the school takes part in this event.