Download: Curriculum Overview 2018/19 – PE
Vision for Physical Education
At St. Oswald’s Primary School, we believe that a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of whole school life. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic success.
Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a breadth of curriculum with opportunities for all to be experienced and enjoyed. The curriculum builds on skills learnt from previous years applying those skills through a range of different sports and competitions that are inclusive to all. This ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities that we offer.
We ensure that the children are physically active for sustained periods in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Our high quality PE curriculum helps our children develop physical literacy and will allow our pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, alongside social skills such as teamwork and communication.
We have a range of intra and inter school competitions which provides opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.
St. Oswald’s Primary school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements therefore have tried to incorporate this within our curriculum including the introduction of Active Maths.
‘Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
A strong desire to learn & make progress;
High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness; and
High levels of enjoyment and enthusiasm and a strong desire to get involved.’