Physical Education Statement
‘With joyful hearts, we love, learn and praise as the family of God’
At Sacred Heart, the intent of teaching Physical Education is to give children the skills and understanding needed to make a life-long positive impact on their physical health and overall well-being. We want all children to experience and enjoy a wide range of sports and activities that will enhance life-long healthy lifestyle choices and physical literacy. Physical Education at Sacred Heart also promotes social, emotional and problem solving skills that challenge our children to increase their resilience and self-esteem. Our Physical Education programme will teach children how to cope with successes and failures in a safe and secure environment through competition. Competition at Sacred Heart emphasises that social skills and sportsmanship are as equally valued as winning. We are passionate about teaching how to cooperate and collaborate with others, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Especially through dance, we will give children the self-confidence to explore their creative identity.
‘Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.’ Michael Jordan
PE at Sacred Heart is taught by a combination of class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort and sportsmanship is as valued as success. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise throughout the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events. At Sacred Heart, the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports.
Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, coordination and fitness. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. During KS2 children will have a series of structured swimming sessions.
Measured against the 5 key indicators, children will be equipped with the skills and motivation to make life-long healthy lifestyle choices and enjoy competitive sport. Gaining a Silver School Games Mark ensures high standards of curriculum P.E., competitive P.E. and a broad experience of sport for every child at Sacred Heart.
Our children and staff value the promotion of a life-long approach to Physical Education through physical literacy. Our children will be equipped to enjoy competition and lead healthy, happy lives.