Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. Physical education looks to develop the individual as a whole; physically, socially, emotionally and creatively.
Outdoor education develops the understand of the world around us whilst putting learning into real life contexts.
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE and outdoor education lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the pupils physically, socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually but also the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, and we do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual or group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children, and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Within lessons we give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and to compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.
If you would like any more information about PE, please speak to Mrs Dixon.