Physical Education

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At St. Augustine’s we believe physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. More recently, exercise has been shown to have positive benefits for mental well-being, which is extremely important. We promote an active and healthy lifestyle that also helps us to promote Laudato Si- Care For Our Common Home by choosing to walk to school and making positive choices to make sure the resources on our earth last longer.
PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. We provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through providing positive experiences, a lifelong interest in physical activity is encouraged, as well as promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
At St. Augustine’s each class completes 2 hours of PE lessons every week. The range of physical activities is wide and includes athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor education. A high quality programme, using Get Set For P.E, is designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of all individual children.
We also enjoy welcoming sports visitors to our school; we have recently had the captain, manager and chairman from Weymouth FC and look forward to seeing more sportspeople at St Augustine’s in the future.
Physical Education Summary- Intent, Implementation and Impact
At St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School we believe Physical Education (PE) is essential to ensuring that children develop both physically and emotionally as well as making sure they have good mental and physical health. It is an integral part of the curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We also want to teach children skills that are going to be able to keep them safe, such as swimming. PE is a brilliant way of teaching children to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others in an effective team by understanding fairness and equality. Children will participate in competitive sporting events and we teach them to use our Gospel Values in both our PE lessons and sporting activities to promote positive outcomes for pupils as well as showing respect in sport and being good role models. Our curriculum aims to improve the fitness and wellbeing of all pupils at our school, not only through the skills we teach, but through the values and disciplines PE promotes.
• Children will participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week that over the school year cover all areas of the curriculum.
• Teachers use, and adapt, planning and resources from Get Set for Education to ensure lessons across the year show progression of the skills being taught.
• Classes follow the PE overview to make sure that children engage in a range of sports and activities to aid their learning.
• Children are invited to participate in a variety of competitive sports and festivals to enable them to put their skills into practice within a game situation.
• PE at St. Augustine’s provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including: invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure.
• The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the national curriculum are fully met.
• Children are encouraged to participate and engage in the wide range of extracurricular activities. Lunch time sports are available each day and children can also attend after school clubs.
• Children in Key Stage 2 will get the opportunity to swim in the summer term.
• Annually, St. Augustine’s will celebrate a ‘Healthy Living and Fitness Week’ to promote a healthy lifestyle and physical activity.
At St. Augustine’s, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at our school, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. All children are provided with the skills and given the opportunity to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning within the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love for sport, and physical activity, that they then pursue outside of school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and good sportsmanship. We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.