At St Raphael’s, we believe that PE is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. We aim to promote positive attitudes towards active and healthy life styles and help pupils to develop their fitness, agility, co-ordination and confidence and lead them to enjoy many sports. All children have two sessions of PE weekly and are given many opportunities to participate in intra and inter sports competitions. Pupils have swimming lessons in Year 5 and we run may other sport clubs including fitness clubs, running club, football and dance classes.
We aim for our pupils to master basic fundamental movement skills including; running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. We want them to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and play in competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. They will perform dance routines using simple movement patterns and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
The national curriculum for physical education 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.