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Junior School

Physical Education (PE)


Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles.
Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity. National Curriculum for England and Wales; Physical Education; p15
FJS seeks to provide a full, varied and interesting Physical Education curriculum which challenges, engages and excites staff and pupils alike. We see Physical Education as a vital part of the education experience as a whole.
In order to do this we aim to:
  1. Stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in PE and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
  2. Enable pupils to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary to relate to PE.
    1. To enable pupils to see PE as:
      1. A major feature in our lives, related to employment, leisure and culture.
      2. Part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, EG interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
    2. To enable pupils to:
      1. Understand and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in PE.
      2. Understand the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
      3. Understand the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
  3. Enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety, awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence. The establishment of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence.
  4. Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a group or team in varied activities so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
  5. Employ teaching methods and resources that will allow all pupils to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.
  6. Develop awareness in pupils of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and local, national and international communities.
Allow pupils to develop informed opinions and be able to support them in reasonable argument.

These objectives relate directly to the aims for PE at Frogmore Junior School and are intended to show how the aims are put into practice.
  1. Staff should provide a variety of experiences and activities during the course of study and during a PE lesson if possible and appropriate, for example:
    1. Games
    2. Gymnastics
    3. Swimming – Year 4
    4. Indoor and Outdoor activities
    5. Individual and group activities
    6. Problem Solving
    7. Communicating PE ideas to others by means such as speaking
    8. Listening and appraising.
    9. Practising and refining skills
    10. Using repetition in order to improve