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 sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
Throughout their time in years 3 and 4, the children have the opportunity to swim once a week for a whole year at Glassmill Baths. They really develop their skills and confidence during this time and a strong percentage of children reach the targets of swimming a distance of at least 25m using a range of strokes effectively and can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.