Physical Education at Cropredy CE Primary School

Intent:

At Cropredy CE Primary School we value high quality physical education, sport and physical activity (PESPA). We aim for all our children to develop a love of sport and an appreciation for how physical activity forms part of a purposeful and healthy lifestyle.

We aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.

 

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop children who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;

  • Have and maintain high levels physical fitness;

  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;

  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;

  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;

  • Are able to experience the highs and lows of competition and equipping the children with valuable life skills, such as: perseverance, team work, resilience and honesty.

  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;

  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performances and celebrate their own talents and achievements;

  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;

  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;

  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.