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Physical Education

P.E at St Peters Primary School

Aims: To provide high quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. 
To offer opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports this health and fitness as well as embedding values such as fairness and respect.
During Key Stage 1 pupils should build upon their natural enthusiasm for movement and use this to explore and learn about their world.
Pupils are taught:
1.       To master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply thee in a range of activities.
2.       To participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
3.       To perform dances using simple movements and patterns.
In Key Stage we provide children with excellent PE lessons in dance, gymnastics and games as part of that weekly curriculum. We support this learning with extra-curricular opportunities such as Aston Villa football coaching as well as daily use of ‘Cyber Coaching’ as an interactive start to the day!
As pupils move into key stage 2 children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills.  They will enjoy collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve their different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils are taught:
1.       To use running, jumping, throwing and catching effectively.
2.       To play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
3.       To develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance when performing dances.
4.       To take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
These skills will be taught under the following five areas of study: Dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor adventure. 
Children throughout both key stages are taught to swim confidently and  competitively with proficiency over a distance of at least 25m.  They are educated to use a range of strokes effectively including front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke.
As part of our PE curriculum, professionals from Aspire coaching work closely with staff to provide high standard P.E lessons.  This organisation also works to promote the teaching and learning and Maths through Sport, an initiative that is working well with those children who require extra support in numeracy.

St Peter’s Primary also provides many opportunities for children to expand their skills outside of the classroom.  As part of our extracurricular learning there are weekly football clubs for all year groups as well as netball, Judo and basketball.  All clubs are led by qualified coaches with prospect of inter-house and inter school competitions.