At Riverside Primary School we believe that the Physical Development we provide forms an essential foundation for the growth of the whole child through the teaching of PE. As well as academic learning, pupils will be provided with the opportunity to develop their personal and social skills by promoting character building, cooperation, team work and self-esteem. We value Physical Education and the sporting activities we, as a school, provide during lessons, school clubs, break times and lunch times. We are committed to quality provision in PE.
Physical Education offers children the opportunities to:
Acquire and develop skills: explore basic skills, actions and ideas with increasing understanding; remember and repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control and coordination.
Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas: explore how to choose and apply skills and actions in sequence and in combination; vary the way they perform skills by using simple tactics and movement phrases; apply rules and conventions for different activities.
Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance: describe what they have done; observe, describe and copy what others have done; use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their work.
Develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health: how important it is to be active; to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during different activities.
Receive teaching which ensures that when 'evaluating and improving performance', connections are made between 'developing, selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas', and 'fitness and health'.
Physical Education lessons should allow the children to:
Undertake activities which need a different approach and way of thinking.
Develop their ideas in a creative way.
Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members.
Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others' success.
Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments.
Become skilful and intelligent performers.
Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities.
Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives.
Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.