At St John’s C of E Primary, it is our intent that we implement our vision of John 10:10 through all areas of school life, including the curriculum.
“I came that they have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10
“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” National Curriculum
At St John’s our aim is for all children to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long passion and participation.
Our PE curriculum strives to develop the fundamental skills and competence to participate in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities.
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision-making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. There will also be opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed our school values. .
Our high quality physical education curriculum inspires our children to participate and succeed in competitive sport and other physically activities. We participate with local schools to provide children with a range of intra and inter school competitions, this provides opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.
Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We are developing our lunch times and break times to incorporate a range of PE skills; for children to practise and develop.
We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching and learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance. Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements.
Developing pupils’ personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
· * A strong desire to take part and try their best;
· * Committed young leaders in Class 4;
· * Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness.