“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”.
PE Intent Statement
At Our Lady of Lourdes the teaching Physical Education gives children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance it can allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity.
Implementation of the PE Curriculum
The curriculum is led and overseen by the PE subject lead. A regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice will contribute to the ongoing commitment to evolve and improve further.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the PE curriculum is implemented through:
- A blocked curriculum approach to ensure coverage and progression in all skills relating to PE, including: developing competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; being physically active for sustained periods of time; engaging in competitive sports and activities and leading healthy, active lives.
- A structured PE curriculum that provides a range of sports experiences in which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports.
- Lessons led by class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches.
- Developing competent and confident use of PE equipment which is age appropriate.
- Equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment, where effort as well as success is recognised.
- Encouragement to participate in exercise through-out the day, during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.
- A series of structured swimming sessions in KS2.