Curriculum Intent Statement - PE


At St Philip’s, we want our children to develop a love for sport through high quality and engaging PE lessons that will inspire them to lead lifelong, physically active lives. Our curriculum aims to teach children about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to understand how sport can have a positive effect on both their physical and mental wellbeing.

We support our children in their development of the key principles of movement, building on these from EYFS through to year 6, and apply these to a broad range of activities. We aim to provide at least 2 hours of PE each week through which the children are given the opportunity to participate in competitive team games with the aim of understanding the key areas of attack and defence as well as their tactical awareness in game situations. PE at St Philip’s also gives children the chance to perform and express themselves through dance and gymnastics and to analyse their own performances in order to improve and achieve their personal best.

As well as providing and introducing children to a wide range of sports, our PE curriculum provides opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities. In addition, our extra-curricular sports clubs give our children the chance to experience being a part of a team and to represent the school.

In line with our school’s Christian values, PE at St Philip’s encourages children to learn and to show honesty and respect towards others by understanding the morals of good sportsmanship. It is important to us that our children leave primary school feeling physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness, as well as increasing their self-esteem and social opportunities within a sporting environment.

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