PE at St Stephen's CE Primary School
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PE

At St Stephen's we believe in giving pupils the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and progressive programme of activities.

Our PE curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and we will aim to provide PE to pupils from Nursery to Year 6 which will give the children an opportunity to experience a range of activities that will help them learn new skills, develop their health, fitness and wellbeing whilst promoting enjoyment for a love of PE. Children will be given the opportunity to build character and learn values such as fairness and respect. The skills learnt will be paramount for a platform in competitive sport both in and out of school. Children in the Early Years and KS1 will be given the opportunity to practise fundamental movement skills, learning motor patterns that do not occur naturally, which will establish and maintain physically active lives both across a broad range of activities and in the long term. Towards the end of KS1 and the start of KS2 children will be introduced to rules, strategies and tactics of a wide range of activities.

Through our PE curriculum our aim is to:

  • Develop attitudes of fair play, respect, enjoyment, participation, enthusiasm and competitiveness in physical activities within a safe and supportive environment.
  • Provide a broad and coordinated programme of physical education across EYFS,  KS1 and KS2 in order to help children to lead healthy active lives now and in the future.
  • Provide the means for children to realise their full physical potential and to develop movements, coordination, confidence and body awareness in a range of contexts.
  • Promote an appreciation of physical movement as a spectator and critic in order to learn new skills of self-judgement and appraisal during individual and team routines.
  • Promote responsible attitudes towards safety of self and others in movement, in the use of equipment and to promote an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health.
  • Develop the confidence and knowledge of our staff through the sharing of expertise within the school and through the advice and support of external providers such as ‘Fun time Sports’, particularly through CPD opportunities.
  • Provide regular opportunities across each week for pupils to be physically active for sustained periods of time through taking part in traditional disciplines such as gymnastics, dance, invasion games, athletics as well as swimming and Forest School.

Use each of the buttons below to view and/or download our PE Curriculum Overview, our visual knowledge organisers for each of our PE topics or our detailed overview of the knowledge and skills covered from EYFS to Year 6 and how this matches to the National Curriculum.