The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Engage in competitive sports and activities.
- Lead healthy, active lives.
PE activities at St Anselm’s help pupils to develop their fitness, agility, co-ordination and confidence and lead them to enjoy many sports. All children have two sessions of PE weekly. Children are given many opportunities to participate in intra and inter sports competitions. Pupils have swimming lessons in Year 4.
In delivering the aims of the national curriculum, pupils are taught to;
Master basic fundamental movement skills including; running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
Perform dance routines using simple movement patterns.
Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
Skills are taught and developed in relevant year groups:
Years 1 & 2 - Gymnastics, Fundamental Movement Skills, Ball Skills, Dance and Athletics.
Year 4 - Gymnastics, Ball Skills, Invasion Games, Team Games, Dance, Athletics and Swimming.
Years 3 & 5 – Gymnastics, Ball Skills, Invasion Games, Team Games, Dance, Athletics.
Year 6 - Gymnastics, Ball Skills, Invasion Games, Team Games, Dance, Athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.