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Aims and Objectives

 PE makes a valuable contribution to the whole school curriculum. It develops the children`s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, outdoor adventure activities (OAA) and athletics. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It provides both physical and intellectual challenges that promote positive attitudes towards learning and a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

The Aims of PE are:

  • To enable children to acquire and develop physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination
  • To develop children`s ability to perform skills (in all areas of PE) and then be able to select and apply them in different situations 
  • To increase children`s ability to evaluate and improve the quality of their own and others performance
  • To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
  • To help children understand the importance of being active and the health benefits of an active lifestyle
  • To encourage qualities of fair-play, co-operation and sensitivity to others in a range of group situations
  • To develop children`s enjoyment and appreciation of skilful and creative performances
  • To help children grow in self confidence and personal satisfaction through involvement in physical activity