Slimbridge Primary School


Physical Education Intent Statement

The National Curriculum for Physical Education (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
At Slimbridge Primary School the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of the benefits and enjoyment you can achieve from being fit, healthy and involved with sports. Children will have an opportunity to play sports, develop skills and refine movement.

Our objective at Slimbridge Primary School is to develop agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of physical activity, and an unbiased respect for the role that sport plays person’s life and its impact on people’s well-being.

We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of physical activity in the wider community, and are able to use their skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in sports, in a variety of different contexts. We want PE to inspire self-confidence in our children through development of a fun and safe learning environment, and encourage a feeling of team work, sportsmanship and leadership through shared experiences.

Physical Education Implementation Statement
The PE curriculum ensures children are physical active, cooperate in sports, perform and evaluate their physical activities. This is embedded in our outside play and well-being activities such as, yoga, as well as in sports clubs and competitive games in school and outside school. PE is led by a specialist teacher who provides mainstream and inclusive sports activities. Every child at Slimbridge Primary School is given the opportunity to join clubs and teams and compete outside the school, the whole school compete at the annual Sports Afternoon. The PE specialist teaches all classes across KS1 and KS2 for an hour a week.

Children will be taught to:

develop skills in running, jumping, throwing and catching
develop balance, agility, coordination, flexibility, strength and control
develop skills and techniques, inc in swimming
Develop tactics for attacking and defending
Perform dances and sequences of movement
Play competitive games
Where children show an aptitude for a specific sports the school will support parents to look for ‘grassroots’ sport and activities outside school.

Physical Education Impact Statement
Whilst at Slimbridge Primary School, children have the opportunity to take part in mainstream and inclusive PE lessons, which allows students to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. This is supported by additional sports clubs run by staff, coaches and volunteers. Together we aim to foster a love of sports and physical fitness.

The integral nature of PE is to foster feelings such as: achievement, self-confidence, leadership, and team work. Sports can also be used as an aid to develop an understanding of the wider community and opportunities.

Children are able to enjoy the wide opportunities available in PE, and many will choose to take up a sport or activity outside school later in their lives. They will enjoy the feeling of being part of a team or group, that will provide challenge, support and community.