A high-quality PE 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.
Aims of the Howden le Wear Curriculum for PE
The Curriculum for PE 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.
Learning Foci for PE
1. To acquire knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.
2. To acquire, develop, select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas (including Dance, Gymnastics, Games Activities and Athletics).
3. To take part in outdoor adventurous activities.
4. To swim safely and competently.
5. To evaluate and improve performance.
The importance of competitive sport
The Competitive Sport Programme provides many benefits to pupils, including:
- it gives our children the chance to use, apply, develop and improve learnt skills in match situations;
- it gives our children the opportunity to play sports and interact with other children, forming social bonds and relationships;
- it teaches our children about competition, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship;
- it gives our children the chance to learn to manage success and disappointment;
- it gives our children the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem, get exercise and have fun!
Note: in the report Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport, Ofsted found that schools with high sporting standards have similarly high expectations in the classroom. Both help to cultivate an environment in which pupils excel. For further information, please click on the link: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/competitive-school-sport-going-extra-mile