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PE at Princess May

Pupils will develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co- operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils will be taught to:

  • Master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities;
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending;
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In addition to the above our PE curriculum helps pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Therefore as a school we are committed to promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices in all curriculum areas and in partnership with our school meals provider.

What other PE experiences do the children receive?

Throughout the year, Princess May takes part in competitions and sport matches that happen off site. Children are mainly chosen for these events because they belong to one of our after school clubs for that particular sport. Sometimes children might also be chosen to participate in a competition because they have shown enthusiasm for a particular sport in their PE lesson. These experiences enhance the importance of team work, good sportsmanship and fair play. Workshops and trips are organised to further broaden the children’s experiences. In Year 4, pupils go swimming every week.