Physical Education

Aims and Vision

Physical Education is the ‘most suitable vehicle’ to encourage and promote positive attitudes towards physical activity. Maximising the children’s activity levels is highly important however achieving lifelong participation in regular exercise is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle.

As well as the children’s enjoyment within Physical Education lessons, it is also important that the children can comprehend why they are participating in Physical Education. Demonstrating how physical activity contributes to their health and fitness can be achieved through exploring a range of physical activities and commenting upon how they affect the body, their fitness and feelings. 

In school this subject will be taught and promoted in a positive light to increase participation, allowing the children to feel involved and secure within lessons will encourage them to have a passion for physical activity. This will ultimately increase the amount of children taking part in physical activities within school and outside of the school environment (including enrichment activities).

They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations (DFE, 2013).

‘They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other’ (DFE, 2013).