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 life.
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.
Physical activities are covered under the heading of ‘Physical and Self Help’ under the Lexden Springs’ Curriculum. Pupils enjoy a range of activities both indoors and outside with their class:
P.E – games, athletics, dance, gymnastics. Move – walking, sitting, functional motor skills. Swimming – water safety, confidence, physio, swimming skills.
PSHE – mental wellbeing, personal care, body awareness, emotional awareness, health. Emotional Regulation – sensory diet, spatial awareness.
In addition, pupils 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.