Subject intent PE
At St Michael’s, we want all our children to have a love and understanding of PE, sports, activities and health. To be sports people who are ready to address all the challenges life presents us and understanding the importance of choosing to be active whenever possible throughout their lifetime.
Our curriculum is designed to take children on a journey which starts with the fundamental skills of movement; agility, balance and coordination and a focus on inclusive competition. All of our lessons are differentiated for all abilities.
It is then expected that these skills will continue to be used in ‘more traditional PE lessons’ as we move from Fundamental Games Skills and modified games and activities in LKS2 to recognised adapted sports and games in UKS2. By the end of each block of activity the children will be ready to take part in competition or display work. Throughout their time at St Michael’s, children will attend interschool competitions and festivals such as the school games and dance festival.
The central focus of all our learning is the child, and ensures every child is involved in every part of each lesson, no matter what their initial skills sets. Our hope is that every child leaves the lesson with happy memories and a passion for more knowledge and practical experiences in the future.
We achieve this by providing a rich, diverse curriculum, underpinned by our school’s core values of Respect, Honesty and Love, enabling every member of the school community to have a ‘Lifetime Love for Learning’.