Curriculum Statement of Intent for PE
At Black Horse Hill Infant School we strive to inspire children to participate fully in physical activities and develop a lifelong love for sport and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. We passionately believe that physical education makes a substantial contribution to the well-being of children at our school. At its best it stretches their performance capabilities, enhances their physiological development and increases their confidence as they learn to overcome challenges. We believe that sport has a crucial role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap and as part of a broad and balanced curriculum can improve attendance, behaviour and attainment. Through activities which can be both competitive and collaborative, children learn resilience, respect for others, and the value of effort and teamwork.
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The National curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
Are physically active for a sustained period of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lives.