All children have a right to enjoy good physical and mental health. A high-quality physical education curriculum gives children a good start towards life-long positive health and wellbeing. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident and to compete in sport; encouraging values such as fairness and respect.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Physical development which involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Pupils have the opportunity throughout their time in school, to experience a wide range of physical activities including:
What does it look like at KSPA?
Each child is encouraged to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident, accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Learning how to evaluate and recognize their own success, pupils are encouraged to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports. The school also offers a range of after-school sports clubs and children have opportunities to engage in competitive games both in school, and against other schools in the primary cluster.
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