Morven Park Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Morven Park, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
· PE at Morven Park Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. Indoor rowing is also taught within our broad exciting curriculum in KS2.
· The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
· Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular clubs with at least 1 sports club running each day after school. Year 6 children can access the sports room at lunchtimes.
· Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavors to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These competitions and festivals also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Our sports teams have competed both regionally and nationally in recent years.
· A number of Year 6 children are chosen to become House Captains. These children hopefully develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch time activities, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities. All Year 5 and 6 children are also invited to be lunchtime helpers to facilitate physical activity during lunchtimes.
· Children in Years 3-6 swim once a week in 2 x 8-10 week blocks throughout the year.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilizing the skills and knowledge acquired through PE and have a lifelong love of physical activity and sport.