We believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum 2014. It aims to ensure that all pupils:
· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
· are physically active for sustained periods of time
· engage in competitive sports and activities
· lead healthy, active lives.
The curriculum is enriched by a large range of extra-curricular sporting activities which include football, netball, cricket, gymnastics, tag rugby, athletics and short tennis. These activities facilitate further practice, develop skills and raise levels of ability in individuals. Children are encouraged to take part in Midweek Miles (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) before school to increase their physical activity and enjoy exercise socially with their peers.
A residential visit in Year 6 extends the PE curriculum through a range of adventurous physical activities. Before children attend the Year 6 residential visit they are required to attend Midweek Miles sessions before school.