“Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can. It speaks to people in a language they understand. Our sporting champions spread hope and inspiration to the world.’’ Nelson Mandela
Physical Education Intent
At Ann Edwards Primary School, we believe it is important to focus on the wellbeing choices for all, promoting healthy lifestyles and enabling everyone to experience different sports, skills and concepts. Foundations of exploring our own bodies fundamental movements begin in EYFS and are built upon in KS1 by developing key skills and techniques. As the children progress into KS2, they apply the skills they have learnt to participate in invasion, net, wall, striking and fielding games, moving into competitions as well as officiating in Year 6. Sporting achievements and progression, inside and outside of school, are highlighted, promoted and celebrated. As a school, we provide a range of different sporting opportunities through extra-curricular clubs such as tag rugby, rounders, mountain biking and to widen their experience of a variety of sports. Due to our locality, we place a significant importance on swimming and offer opportunities to link up with a local water sports provider where the children can achieve their Paddle Passport Awards from the British Canoe Governing Body. We also have a close working partnership with the local secondary school, where every child has the opportunity to represent the school in a wide variety of sports, including the annual Panathlon which is aimed at promoting sports for children with SEND. Our children play a vital role in the development of PE across the school, with play and sport leaders offering their service by encouraging all children to play different games on the playground, to leading sport house competitions for all pupils at Ann Edwards School. Sportsmanship, taking turns, encouraging others, persevering and being respectful of each other’s abilities are all a fundamental part of every lesson.
P.E. offers children opportunities to:
- Acquire and develop movements and skills in a range of physical activities and contexts.
- Become skilful and intelligent performers.
- Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas in team game situations.
- Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge other’s success whilst focusing on improving aspects of their own performance.
- Develop positive attitudes towards leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
- Embed values such as fairness and respect.
- Participate in inter house sports and wider community sporting events.