Physical Education is concerned with the skilful management of the body. At King’s we aim to develop children’s physical competence and literacy in a safe and supportive environment. A balance of individual and group work, as well as co-operative and competitive activities, caters for the preferences, strengths and needs of each pupil through a broad and balanced curriculum.
· To be a fun, inclusive and positive experience for all children;
· To facilitate the development of children’s skills, knowledge and understanding; confidence and competence in a range of activities;
· To enable children to become skilful observers of movement, and know how to improve their work through teacher and peer feedback;
· To develop personal and social skills, and to help children appreciate the joy of moving in practical and aesthetic ways;
· To help children discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and ultimately to be able to make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
Programme of Study
Reception: movement development- dance and gymnastics.
Year 1: dance and gymnastics.
Year 2: dance and gymnastics; and swimming during the Summer Term.
Year 3: gymnastics (individual and partner work, using the floor and apparatus) and country dancing.
Year 4: gymnastics (individual, partner and small group work, using the floor and apparatus); country dancing (including dances from the UK and more complex dances, figures and formations, culminating in a Year 4 Ceilidh); and swimming (water confidence activities and water safety skills, stroke development and the Junior Swimming Gala).
Year 5: orienteering (children are encouraged to participate in local events, as well as the British Schools and East Anglian Schools Championships); games from around the world; gymnastics and swimming.
Year 6: problem solving, communication and initiative activities; health related fitness and skipping challenges; and swimming.