Physical Education coordinator – Miss Gregory
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Moat Farm Infant School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum for P.E. to ensure that all children:
- 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
P.E. is taught at Moat Farm Infant School as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas, as well as extra time allocated to physical activities throughout the day. It is taught for between one and two P.E. session a week. Moat Farm Infant School also provides P.E. days for children in KS1 once every half term.
P.E. is taught through a range of themes:
- Invasion and Tactical Games
- Ball Skills
- Healthy eating & lifestyles
Through these themes we encourage the concepts of:
- Weight & Diet
We encourage physical activity outside P.E. lessons:
- Afternoon Mile (15 minutes of movement in the day)
- Wake up! Shake up!
- Inter and Intra house competitions
- Craze of the week (Playtimes and Lunchtimes)
- Playground games
- Climbing Walls
- Lunchtime sports clubs provided
- After school sports clubs available
We encourage the physical development of our children in the reception class as an integral part of their work. As the reception class is part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum we relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five years of age. We encourage the children to develop confidence and control of the way they move and the way they handle equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge both indoors and outdoors using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.
There is an emphasis on our PE curriculum being inclusive for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND, and tasks are adapted where necessary.
P.E. at Moat Farm Infants provides children with the opportunities to:
- Have fun and experience success in sport
- Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development and ability
- Secure and build on a range of skills
- Develop good sporting attitudes
- Understand basic rules
- Experience positive competition
- Learn in a safe environment
- Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.
P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning where all children should lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. Physical Education contributes to the overall education of promoting active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to be confident, have perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation skills. Children engage in a scheme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. Activities enable children to build character and help embed British values such as fairness and respect. P.E. is an integral part of our school practice, allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Through P.E. children gain the opportunity to learn for life by learning how to get along, work together and build relationships.