St John’s Stonefold Primary School recognises the vital contribution of physical education (PE) to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as the role it can play in relation to a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. PE is an integral part of the curriculum to be enjoyed by all children. It is a real opportunity for both teachers and children to consolidate and work on the values that underpin every aspect of school life.
Intention and Aims
- It is the intention of the school to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum to aid and increase children’s self-confidence in relation to their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.
- The aim is to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child by using differentiated activities (where appropriate) consisting of individual paired and group activities. Through the variety of opportunities that PE offers children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. A range of activities will therefore be provided with a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding, which children can refine and expand throughout their primary school years.
- Children of all abilities will be encouraged to join clubs and organisations with the aim of extending their interest and involvement in sport. We will also encourage children to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem-solving.
- Children who are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body begin to understand those factors which affect health and fitness. Our aim to raise children’s awareness in this regard is therefore closely aligned with the school’s policy on Personal, Social, Cultural and Health Education (PSCHE).
- Through the Government Funding for Sport the School will, where possible, provide opportunities for both pupils and teachers to work with and alongside PE specialists and sports coaches. The aim is to enhance specialist and coaching facilities and to develop the skills and expertise of staff to provide better coaching, mentoring and advice to pupils across the whole PE and sport spectrum. Spending will be reviewed and published on the school website.