Physical Education (PE)
At Abingdon Primary School, we believe that Physical Education should be fully inclusive to every child. Physical education (PE) is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage, from age four to 16. At our school we view PE as a fundamental component of the creative curriculum. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
At Abingdon we aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Children are encouraged to to represent the school at sporting events at a local level. Alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in our Celebration assemblies, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success. We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and to have the skills to self-rescue in the water, which are key life skills.
We aim to provide two hours of PE per week per year group with a focus on sporting activities as a vehicle for self-development. This should maximise the potential of PE and school sport to improve children’s performance in the classroom as well as their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
Our aims are to:
ï‚· fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Physical Education.
ï‚· provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
ï‚· ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills.
ï‚· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
ï‚· are physically active for sustained periods of time.
ï‚· engage in competitive sports and activities.
ï‚· lead healthy, active lives.