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Physical Education

Physical Education Policy (PDF)

At Purston Infant School we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school. Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives children.

PE leads to improved fitness, health and well-being, concentration, attitude and academic achievement. It can help children:

  • Raise their achievement
  • Excel in different areas
  • Build self-esteem
  • Learn to co-operate as a team and display leadership skills
  • Experience healthy competition
  • Develop a healthy lifestyle

As a school we endeavour to encourage a lifelong love of sport, keeping fit and encouraging children to be the best that they can be. Our pupils access a minimum of two hours high quality PE per week delivered by their class teacher and school sports coach.

Physical education contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, promotes good behaviour, and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all children develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.

Developing children’s personal qualities through PE can have a positive impact towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all children will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • A strong desire to learn & make progress;
  • High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
  • High levels of commitment to PE and school sport

Here is an overview of our current PE sessions; Expectations in gymanastics apparatus

PE curriculum content can be accessed from; www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239040/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Physical_education.pdf