St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Physical Education

The school believes that physical education, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being.  A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide pupils with increasing self-confidence, irrespective of their ability, to enjoy success, in a supported environment.

We aim to provide children with the opportunity to experience a co-operative and collaborative curriculum through a balance of individual, paired and group activities. Our children our encouraged gain a greater understanding of skills and understanding by working in variety of ways including directed, improvised and exploratory activities that promote a broad base of movement, develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem solving.

Where possible links are made with other curriculum subjects and language appropriate to physical education is developed in both group discussion and paired work.

In Key Stage 2 competitive situations aim to cater for all preferences and strengths where children engage in competition between houses, across the year. Opportunities are also regularly given for children to compete in inter-school competitions, where achievement is celebrated and recognised as a whole school.

We have a strong belief in encouraging pupils to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness.