PE

Intent:

At Belton CE Primary School we aim to provide a high quality physical education curriculum which inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.  We provide opportunities for all children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  We promote opportunities to compete in sport and other activities as we value how these help to build character and essential skills like leadership and teamwork as well as embed values such as fairness and respect.  

 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage we encourage the children to experiment with different ways of moving.  They are given the opportunity to develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements as well as move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

 

In KS1, the focus of the PE curriculum is on the development of fundamental skills.  They become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination.  Children are given the opportunity to practise these and build upon them; further advancing their skills in KS2 where they can then apply them to specific sport.  In KS2 the focus is on children communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.  They learn to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising, officiating and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 

 

The children at Belton CE Primary School have the opportunity to use the skills they acquire through their PE lessons to compete in sports against other children within our trust schools as well as with the Charnwood group of schools.   This helps to build character, a growth mindset, essential skills like leadership and teamwork and embeds values such as fairness and respect.