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Subject Intent:

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement and sport skills. These allow children to move confidently and competently in a wide range of physical activity and sport situations. Physical literacy also includes the ability to 'read' what's going on in particular situations and reacting appropriately.

To increase pupils’ prospects by:

  • Educating about the importance of physical activity – physical, mental and emotional.
  • Making parents/carers aware of the benefits of physical activity.
  • Ensuring there are numerous opportunities to be active – lessons/social time.
  • Including physical activity in the classroom as well as PE lessons.
  • Hosting sports events for all to partake in.
  • Celebrating success of healthy habits.
  • Inspiring each other.
  • Giving opportunities to partake in sport in a variety of ways (performer, coach, media, technology).

Individual growth and aspiration

  • Develop physical literacy.
  • Inspirational role models at all levels; in school, in the local area, nationally and worldwide.
  • Ensuring there are opportunities to compete.
  • Encourage lifelong healthy habits.
  • Potential careers within sport (different roles; performer, coach, media etc.)

Individual cultural identity, global citizenship and equality of all

  • Understand an element of the history of sport.
  • Awareness of worldwide sporting events and how they bring nations together.
  • Celebrate the success of athletes around the world.
  • Mass participation – Paralympics and Olympics.

Media skills and communication

  • Sports technology – cameras to assist referee/umpires, specialist equipment, specialist clothes.
  • Sport in the media – TV, radio, press, films, books, social media.
  • Positive and negative effects of the media.

Participatory citizenship and entrepreneurship

  • Physical activity improves musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and cognitive health of children.
  • PE can be associated with the promotion of morals, values and attitudes.
  • Sport is a dynamic and unique industry that can open many pathways for careers.
  • Sport can be lucrative and is a continually growing market.

Responsibility of the environment, well-being and a sustainable future

  • Physical activity improves helps and helps to reduce the risk of getting diseases.
  • Physical activity improves the quality of life.
  • Using the outdoors to be physical active to enhance appreciation of the natural environment.
  • Learn about the benefits of walking, cycling etc. rather than driving.

Subject Implementation:

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