St Theresa's Primary School uses Physical Education to develop the whole child. Children are provided a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.
We believe children should:
- experience a broad range of activities through curriculum PE time, including gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor Education, athletics, and swimming.
- Know how to stay fit, healthy, and active and enjoy doing so, choosing to engage in physical activity and sport in their own time.
- Learn to win and lose, support others and be supported, showing sportsmanship and good character.
- Work as part of a team towards a common goal as well as individually improving their performance.
- Be allowed to be creative in a range of activities.
- Play competitively, respecting officials and other players.
- Develop spiritually, morally and culturally through diverse activities and opportunities.
We aim to develop the whole child by:
- Strengthening thinking and decision-making skills
- Building and increasing confidence and self-esteem
- Developing character and resilience
- Enhancing their commitment and desire to improve
- Allowing opportunities for enjoyment, fun and to be free-spirited
- Fostering feelings of safety and security
- Pupils participate in weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities.
- Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.
- We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school.
- Children take part in regular competitive sporting events against other local school, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
- Half-termly inter-school competitions are held as an opportunity for all children to show case skills learnt.
- Outside provided are used to introduce children to a variety of different sporting opportunities.
Through the quality first teaching of PE taking place, we will see the impact of the subject in different ways.
- Through pupil voice, children will be able to talk about the skills and knowledge they have acquired.
- Children will be engaged in PE lessons and want to find out more. Participation will show that a range of fundamental skills are being covered.
- Children are motivated to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.