P.E at All Saints’ Catholic Primary
Our Physical Education curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced, providing all pupils with the opportunity to master their learning and deepen their knowledge, making sense and giving purpose as to why we learn about P.E. At All Saints’ Catholic Primary School, we believe that Physical Education helps to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical well-being in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important aspect of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that success is only achieved through hard work, resilience and determination. It is our intent at All Saints’ to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities.
The children will have access to PE in accordance with the National Curriculum 2014. It is our intention that throughout their time at All Saints’, they will achieve the following required aims:
- 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
Physical Education is taught through the framework of the 2014 National Curriculum. The principles and content of its requirements have been carefully placed at the heart of the schools’ programmes of study in P.E. Pupils at All Saints’ participate in at least 2 hour high quality PE and sporting activities weekly. S Lessons are delivered weekly by the class teacher and a sports coach. Children in Year 4 attend the swimming baths each week from February until the end of term and during the year, each child will have at half a term of their P.E. delivered by coaches from the Manchester United Foundation. At the end of each unit, pupils have the opportunity to apply their skills in competition against their peers.
Our PE curriculum aims to improve the well being and fitness of all children at All Saints’ not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful they need to take ownership andresponsibility of their own health and fitness. P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. At All Saints’, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.