William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Physical Education

Intent: At William Levick, we believe that Physical Education (PE) is a vital component of a well-rounded education for primary school children. Our PE scheme is designed to support every child in developing physical literacy, knowledge of a range of skills that can be applied in sport, emotional well-being, and thinking skills to succeed in PE, sports, and life. We are committed to delivering high-quality PE lessons that not only promote physical fitness and development of key physical literacy skills, but also foster personal growth and social development. We aim to instil a lifelong love for physical activity, develop well-rounded individuals, and prepare our children to lead healthy and active lives.

Impact: Our PE curriculum, which is aligned with the National Curriculum, aims to have a positive impact on our children in several key areas:

Physical Literacy: We strive to enhance each child's fundamental movement skills, including agility, balance, and coordination. We do this through a variety of engaging activities and games, where children develop their physical abilities, body control, and spatial awareness.

Well-being and emotional development: PE plays a crucial role in promoting the overall well-being of our children. Not only does PE improve physical fitness, it also boosts self-confidence, reduces stress, and promotes social skills. By participating in PE lessons, children learn to appreciate the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Through team sports and cooperative learning, children develop essential life skills such as resilience, perseverance, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Thinking Skills: PE provides an excellent platform for developing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Our lessons incorporate strategic games and challenges that require children to analyse situations, make decisions, and adapt their strategies accordingly. This promotes cognitive skills and enhances their ability to apply logical thinking in real-life situations.

 

Implementation: To deliver our PE curriculum, we use the child-centred, interactive scheme called "Complete PE," which is fully aligned with the National Curriculum. Complete PE provides a structured approach to teaching and learning in PE and focuses on developing agility, balance, and coordination, as well as cognitive, creative, personal and social skills. It provides opportunities for healthy competition and cooperative learning.

We provide a wide range of equipment, resources, and facilities to enhance the quality of our PE lessons. From team games, to creative movement and to gymnastics, we offer a diverse and balanced PE curriculum that caters to the interests and abilities of all children.

Our curriculum map for PE, which we are personalising and editing as we implement the Complete PE scheme, can be found here and further details about PE in our Foundation Stage can be found here.