At Pencoys Primary School, we believe that Physical Education contributes significantly to children’s learning and development. Children learn the importance of fitness and exercise and how these develop key skills in physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning. They also learn the importance of healthy competition which enable children to learn key skills like team work, respect, tolerance and a sense of fairness.
The national curriculum for Physical Education (PE) aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
We deliver a wide range of physical activities at Pencoys engaging and inspiring all of our children. We use the National Curriculum guidelines for physical education to enable all our pupils to engage in competitive sport, participate in physical activity for sustained periods of time and to lead healthy and active lives.
PE is taught using the REAL PE framework, a unique, inclusive approach that inspires children to develop their skills including essential behaviours such as physical literacy, emotional and thinking and skills.
During the year, every pupil receives a wide range of lessons encompassing Games, Athletics, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education and Dance. Swimming lessons are also incorporated into the curriculum for classes in Years 1, 4 and 6.