Children receive a broad and balanced curriculum through explicit teaching of physical, social and emotional skills, alongside gaining a knowledge and understanding of the impact of physical activity.
Our pupils will receive a minimum of two hours of high-quality Physical Education and sports as part of our balanced curriculum. In the EYFS PE is taught through the area of Physical Development. This is a prime area of the EYFS curriculum that supports development in all areas. There are two aspects of Physical Development – Moving and Handling and Health & Self-Care. Aspects of Physical Development are taught on a daily basis through continuous provision areas, outdoor activities, Understanding of the World, Literacy, Mathematics and specific fine motor activities. This is further developed with two weekly PE lessons. Throughout KS1 our curriculum focuses on developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. In KS2 our curriculum develops these skills in a variety of sports, both traditional and less traditional such as Quidditch.
Our PE activities are planned to encourage the children to develop a positive attitude towards keeping fit and healthy, providing opportunities for them to participate in team activities and to develop their skills through a range of physical activities. All lessons provide a progressive PE curriculum, differentiated appropriately to accelerate children’s physical skills and provide challenges to all abilities.
Developing active lifestyles
In addition to our P.E lessons, we promote our children to be physically active in lessons and through additional activities such as the Daily Mile and Funfit. Our curriculum has been planned to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and ensure a healthy, active lifestyle is embedded.
We are members of both the Newquay Sports Network and Aspire Schools Sports Networks, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for the professional development of staff and for pupils to participate in competitive sports or sports festivals. The Newquay Sports Network festivals run on a Wednesday afternoon and Mrs Allen is our Sports Coach for these!
As a school, we have a great focus on children’s physical and mental health, we want children to leave our school being confident at being their best self.
Physical Education Lead
KS1 Sports Coach
KS2 Sports Coach