At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with a fun, high quality PE and sport provision to ensure each child is physically literate when leaving Holy Family. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. PE at Holy Family is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”
The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014
It is our aim at Holy Family Catholic Primary School to develop and encourage:
- Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Children who are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engagement in competitive sports and activities
- Children to lead healthy, active lives
Department of Education, 2013
How PE is taught at Holy Family Catholic Primary:
Pupils at Holy Family participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.
School Sports Premium Funding
The Government is providing each primary school throughout England with additional funding which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.
We have been awarded the School Games Gold Award for the fourth year running in recognition of our commitment to develop school sport, physical education and physical activity. We have demonstrated how we have provided a broad and balanced PE curriculum that actively encourages those young people that aren’t currently engaged or who are engaged less often.
“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan
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