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    Primary National Curriculum for PE

    “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.”

    Our curriculum intent for PE

    At Lindfield Primary Academy physical education is an integral part of our curriculum. We intend to teach our children to understand the importance of physical activity, health and well-being. We aim to give the children the fundamental skills that they will need and the ability to apply these skills to both individual and team games. We believe that not only should children have the physical skills but also the ability to be resilient, recognise their areas of development and take pride in their achievements. We want our children to have the opportunities to discover new interest and talents that enhance pupil cultural development.

    Our implementation of the PE curriculum

    We aim to do this through implementing and delivering an engaging and inclusive PE curriculum across the academy that inspires children to succeed in physical activity. All children take part in two hours of PE each week. We deliver the Real PE scheme which is a unique, child centred approach and includes challenge and support for every child. We focus on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. Children are taught transferable skills and values such as personal challenge, team work and social skills.

    Our children are given many opportunities to take part in physical activity each day which are included in their daily learning. We have taken an active approach to learning and as a result of ‘The Childhood Obesity Plan’, we now include The Daily Run into our school day; an initiative that we have adopted to encourage pupils to increase the amount of physical activity they participate in each day.

    We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive and non-competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.

    The impact of our PE curriculum

    • All of our children are given the opportunity to participate in physical activity every day.
    • Whole school celebration and rewards have encouraged children’s participation in sport and as a result, the profile of physical activity has been raised.
    • Staff feel confident in teaching PE due to ongoing CPD sessions throughout the year.
    • Children have many opportunities to take part in competitive and non-competitive sporting events.
    • Children have become more aware of their areas of development and are more confident in finding ways to improve their performance.