At Cavendish Primary School, we ensure that physical education is diverse in covering the areas of games, dance, athletics, gymnastics, fitness and exercise, orienteering and problem-solving, outdoor and adventurous, and swimming.
It is aimed at all children. It provides for mass participation and enjoyment for all whilst also providing challenge, success and competition for all up to and including, sporting excellence.
In EYFS the children are exposed to elements of PE on a daily basis through their on-going provision. Examples are:
- Developing gross motor skills:
- - Climbing frame, low balance items
- - Bean bags, hoops, balls, parachute
- - Planks, crates, tyres, blocks, large boxes
- - Opportunities for self-expression through physical activity, music, dance, small world and role play.
- Develop fine motor skills:
- - Construction: clay/playdough, construction sets, threading, puzzles, wooden blocks, small world toys, tweezers etc.
- - Threading, stacking, loose parts play, peg boards etc.
- - Food technology activities, drawing, painting, collage, model making, cutting etc.
In KS1 and KS2 children are taught to:
- Develop stamina and perseverance to perform well.
- Work together with others and learn key values of cooperation tolerance and sharing whether it is in a game, a dance or movement.
- Lead and coach others.
- Work alone at times; in pairs as well as part of a team in all strands of PE.
- Discuss and evaluate in all forms of PE with the aim to improve.
- Respond to critique and evaluation in order to improve performance.
On your child’s day of PE they will need to come to school in a pair of trainers, tracksuit bottoms/shorts and their school polo shirt and sweatshirt/cardigan.