Physical Education should create happy, competent, independent learners, it should allow children to lead and be inquisitive about activity. It will develop a range of basic skills that can be transferred to other areas of PE and the national curriculum.
Pupils should be given the opportunity to understand why (health and wellbeing) and how (understanding of their body during activity) they are participating in Physical activity.
Physical activity should be progressive and challenging whilst also being fun and engaging, it should be taught in an enthusiastic manner and give pupils the opportunity to explore and be challenged in all areas of Physical Education and Physical Development.
The National Curriculum at Key Stages One and Two identifies six areas of activity.
At Key Stage One the statutory elements are games, gymnastics and dance. We now include swimming activities and water safety in this key stage since the new curriculum has come into effect this academic year
At Key Stage Two the emphasis is still on the first four, but with the statutory introduction of athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities
At Key Stage Three and Four the emphasis is still on what the pupils covered at Key Stage Two but with the addition of Health Related physical education. This is where the pupils become more aware of how their bodies work and discover different ways to get their heart rates up and to exercise.
At Key Stage Five pupils have entered the post 16 phase of the school and all of the activities that are offered throughout the school are available with swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities and Health Related physical education being the most popular.
In addition, the children will have the opportunity to compete against each other in intra-school activities (between classes) and against other schools in inter-school activities such as festivals lead by the Blackwater School Sports partnership and Panathlon.
We had a very busy summer term with different types of sport taking place on and off site.