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Physical Education

At Peatmoor we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development, well-being and health.

The school aims to provide a broad and balanced physical education curriculum which provides children with opportunities to promote physical development and competence and to develop artistic, aesthetic and linguistic understanding through movement. When appropriate the programme will be linked to other curriculum areas.

Progressive learning objectives, combined with varied teaching approaches, endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. Through the selection of suitably differentiated tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their ability, will be motivated to further develop their individual potential. It aims to develop physical competence so that pupils are able to move efficiently, effectively and safely and understand what they are doing. We aim to give all children the opportunity to extend their range of physical skills and develop their proficiency as well as appreciating the benefits of participation. Through physical education, we aim to develop interpersonal and problem-solving skills, develop personal quality such as self-esteem, confidence, tolerance and empathy.

A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive situations aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness.

At Peatmoor we aim to:

  • Promote physical activity, physical development, and a healthy life-style.
  • Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.
  • Develop healthy competition, with a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Promote enjoyment and creativity.
  • Provide equal opportunities for all children regardless of race, gender, background or ability.
  • Provide opportunities for all children to achieve their full potential.
  • Acquire and develop skills in a range of physical activities.
  • Promote positive attitudes towards health, hygiene and fitness.
  • Help children become skilful and intelligent performers.
  • Develop the ability to select and use skills and tactics in different situations.