Physical Education

What is Physical Education?

Physical Education develops students’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.

The teaching of Physical Education at Leagrave is underpinned by the National Curriculum and delivered through termly sport and fitness units from the GetSet4PE scheme.

In Early Years, children begin to work on their fine and gross motor skills. Throughout the continuous provision, children are provided with apparatus including nets, slides and bikes to help develop and advance the children’s skills. We aim to provide opportunities to climb, balance, work on coordination, move in different ways and develop upper arm strength ready for writing.

In Key Stage One, children continue to build the fundamental understanding and skills needed to progress in their physical education. They begin to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing agility and coordination. Children will take part in team games which will start to build their understanding of the sport and the importance in following the rules. They will also perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In Key Stage Two, children are exposed to a wide range of sports and fitness activities through engaging, stimulating lessons. They continue to develop their understanding of tactics, and learn the importance of attacking and defending. They start to understand the competitive element of sport and the vital aspect of team work when playing sport. They improve elements like flexibility and balance through athletics and gymnastics. Children get the opportunity to take part in outdoor adventurous activities to help build independence and communication and will be able to perform dances using a range of movements.