PE

We study PE to develop the physical, social and emotional well-being of our children. We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows (all) children to achieve beyond their expectations.  We want all children to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences including enrichment opportunities with Durrington high school, visitors and trained coaches from Activ8

Children will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application and will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. We aim to ensure all children leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  As Swimming is an important life skill, we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.

The key aims of our PE curriculum and inter-school sports competition offerings are:

  • to provide regular opportunities for children to be active
  • to develop every child’s understanding of the role exercise plays in a healthy lifestyle
  • to improve every child’s levels of agility, balance, co-ordination, speed, agility, quickness and tactical awareness
  • to improve every child’s levels of perseverance, patience, self-confidence, respect for others, self-belief, empathy and determination; and their understanding of how PE and sport helps progression in these areas
  • to provide every child with the opportunity to experience as many different sporting activities as possible, in order to allow them to find an activity they really enjoy
  • to ensure all children are aware of the important roles leaders/coaches, officials and administrators play in sport, and the skills these roles involve