Physical Education in schools is an integral part of the children’s daily lives. Through being involved in P.E. at Castleside Primary School, we want to equip the children with the knowledge, skills and an understanding of how to keep themselves healthy, both mentally and physically, in order to support their long-term well-being.
In line with our school curriculum aims, our P.E. curriculum intends to:
- Ensure that P.E. and sports have a high priority in school and how this contributes to a healthy lifestyle;
- Give children the opportunities to engage in a range of activities and to enjoy physical activities;
- Effectively use the whole school day to promote physical activity e.g. lunchtimes and the range of activities available, before and after school opportunities and a daily 10-minute activity;
- Ensure that the P.E. Curriculum engages all children by providing a wide range of sports and activities that are interesting and accessible to all.
P.E. in EYFS
The EYFS provision offers play opportunities and experiences which support the development of children’s Fundamental movement skills (FMS). These are the skills which support children’s co-ordination and movement and the building blocks for movement. Our EYFS environment enables the children to develop all aspects of the Physical Development Prime Area of the Early Years Profile.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Pupils receive two hours of PE timetabled per week as set out in the National Curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to swim during KS2 and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m. Staff plan and deliver lessons focusing on one of these key areas:
- Games – net/wall, striking and fielding, invasion games
Documents relating to our P.E. curriculum can be found below. We have taken the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum and used them to create the Castleside P.E. Curriculum. More information can also be found on our Sports and Sports Premium Information pages.
P.E. at Castleside
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