Our Physical Education Intent - The Roots of our PE Curriculum
Our Physical Education curriculum intent is linked to our school values and sets out the core principles of our curriculum.
Loving: At Sawtry Infant School we want children to develop a strong understanding of how and why to care for their own physical and mental health. We promote the development of positive attitudes towards a range of physical activities and teach children how being active on a daily basis can impact both their physical and mental wellbeing. We encourage children to work together, fostering a sense of teamwork and belonging; to their friendship group, to their class, to their house, to the school as a whole and to the local community.
Inspirational: Our children are inspired to achieve in a wide variety of physical activities, developing the skills necessary to become confident in a range of different sports as they move into KS2. Children are encouraged to take part in personal challenge, intra school sporting events, such as sports day, and inter school sporting events alongside other local primary schools. We support our children in their development of resilience, self-esteem and aspiration. We encourage our children to try their best and teach them how to overcome challenges.
Fun: We aim for all children to find enjoyment in being active. We want all children to develop positive attitudes to being active, to include physical activity in their everyday lives and to carry this on through life, leading to healthy, active lifestyles. We encourage this through providing a range of after-school clubs, encouraging active breaktimes and lunchtimes, through working with the local sports partnership to offer sports festivals and events and through providing extra curricular activities such as balanceability for EYFS, Learn to Ride for KS1 and swimming for all year groups.
Educational: We use the scheme Get Set 4 PE to help plan and teach Physical Education lessons. Our curriculum is focused on the development of skills, building towards using these skills in activities, games and ultimately specific sports. We specifically teach social, emotional and thinking skills alongside physical skills as these are equally important in the development of a successful sports person. Children are encouraged to develop these physical and teamwork skills in a progressive manner, each unit building on skills already learned so the children have time and opportunity to practise and embed these, before learning new ones.