National Curriculum Purpose of Study
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 Aims
The national curriculum for physical education 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.
PE at Eastwick
The PE curriculum at Eastwick meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and is in accordance with the school’s Curriculum Ethos. Therefore, it prepares children to be ‘Ready for Everything’ in their futures in terms of:
- Success in the next stage of their education and beyond: by developing competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities; by developing an understanding the importance of physical education (and of being physically active for sustained periods of time) to their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development; by enabling them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives
- their ability to navigate life’s personal Challenge: by having an appreciation and understanding of the benefits of a physical and healthy lifestyle to physical and mental health; by building physical confidence and resilience through engaging in competitive sports and activities; by celebrating personal and team achievements
- understanding their place in communities at global, national and local levels and seize the Opportunity of the future: by helping to embed values such as fairness and respect through participation in intra- or inter-school competitive sports and activities