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PE Rationale

At Wick CE Primary our Physical Education curriculum develops pupils’ physical competence, confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles.

Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.

 

Mission Statement

Wick CE nurtures and encourages all children to realise their personal best and to fulfil their potential in the academic, sporting and performing opportunities provided in and out of school. Our carefully planned climate of celebration of pupil achievement includes a sense of enjoyment that childhood days will be remembered as fun. At Wick CE we endeavour to support and promote excellence through PE whilst advocating healthy lifestyles and the opportunity for children to engage in regular competitive sport and activities, therefore developing competency in a broad range of PE.  Through mutual respect and appreciation we aim to provide enrichment and enjoyment for everyone. By fostering support and loyalty we offer an environment in which we clearly value the contribution of each individual.

 

Aims and objectives

Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, range of games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education provides children with a better understanding of their bodies in action. It involves cognitive thinking skills, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

The aims of PE are:

  • To enable children to develop physically, cognitively and socially.
  • To allow for development of physical literacy, including greater levels of agility, balance and coordination.
  • To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
  • To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • To increase children’s awareness of their own performance and how to better or improve this performance.
  • To teach children about the changes that happen to our body during exercise and why these changes occur.
  • To ensure children enjoy, understand, and realise the importance of physical activity both now and in throughout their lives.
  • To create a sporting environment whereby children can express themselves, showing imagination and expression.
  • To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities.
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