Welcome to the P.E. Department page.
At The Canons C.E. Primary School we believe physical activity is an important part of every childs education. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a diverse curriculum which is fully inclusive to all children. We believe that sport and physical activity helps the children to develop confidence and character which will support their health and fitness throughout their lives.
It is our belief that children should take part in physical activity daily. This may be in P.E. lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, discipline and respect.
Over the year the school will deliver fun and engaging P.E lessons and afterschool clubs for all the children and enter a variety of sports competitions.
- In Key Stage 1 the children develop their fundamental skills which will give them the building blocks to become competent and confident in a range of physical activities. The children will develop these skills in three main areas: locomotion (moving in a range of ways that include: walking, running, jumping and dodging), stability (balancing) and object control (sending, receiving and controlling an object). They will use these building blocks to help them participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. In addition to this, they will learn and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- In Key Stage 2 the children will continue to apply and develop their fundamental skills linking them together to make actions and sequences of movement. They will use this to help them play a range of competitive games applying basic principles of attacking and defending. In addition to this they will develop their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and will performing dances that use a range of movement. In P.E. lessons children will communicate, collaborate and compete with each other and they will be given the opportunity to evaluate their performances, recognising how they can improve their performance and celebrating their own success.
- In Year 5 our children will attend swimming lessons, taught by qualified swimming instructors. They will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25-metres using a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.