At Easton Primary we believe Physical Education is about offering every child the opportunity to achieve, succeed, compete and support their general health, fitness and wellbeing. Children are given opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which will instil respect and teamwork.
Our aim is to provide a Physical Education curriculum that excites and challenges all children in a range of sports and games, inspiring lifelong participation in daily physical activity and engagement with both competitive and non-competitive sport. The children are encouraged to lead healthy and active lives and to recognise the benefits of this to their physical and mental wellbeing. All children participate in at least two hours of physical education per week, some of which will be competitive.
Covid 19 has significantly impacted the implementation of competitive sport in recent times. We are thrilled that we have been able to return to face-to-face tournaments this academic year and welcome the systems in place to enable participation in virtual competitions should the need arise again in the future.
At Easton Primary School our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. We actively promote the School Games Values - teamwork, determination, self belief, respect, passion and honesty - and support pupils in developing these traits. All children are provided with opportunities to demonstrate improvement, experience success and achieve their personal best. They understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications in relation to their learning in the classroom and their overall wellbeing. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise and the role that it plays in relation to their physical and mental wellbeing. Our goal is that children leave Easton Primary School with a lifelong desire to engage in physical activity, competitive or non-competitive, and an appreciation of how this contributes to their physical and mental wellbeing.