At St Nicholas CE Primary we aim to provide a PE curriculum that all pupils not only enjoy, but also allows them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. We intend to offer a high-quality PE curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness beyond their time with us. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed our Core values of Trust, Respect and Perseverance.
We have good links with local sports clubs within the community that offer greater opportunities to all student.
The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives
Children are taught regularly by their class teacher. Across the year, we are also supported by Mr Chadwick, the Trusts P.E lead in developing staff expertise in teaching P.E. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Children in year 4 also swim weekly during the Autumn Term.
The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting tournaments with other schools in the area and after school clubs. We have an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
Older children are encouraged to become Leaders and to run clubs for younger students.
We aim to ensure that the children participate in active lessons outside of their regular PE lessons. This involves incorporating moments within lessons whereby the children can be active.
We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further.