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PE

At Alban City School, we place children’s happiness and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Through our physical education (PE) curriculum, combined with cross curricular learning in PSHE and Science, we aim to teach children about the importance of health and fitness. We hope that by participating in a wide range of sports and physical activities, children will develop a lifelong enjoyment of being physically active and adopt healthy lifestyles, which in turn will support their mental wellbeing. In PE we also aim for children to develop resilience, confidence and self-esteem as well as improving their focus and stamina. Through their participation in individual and team sports, we encourage them to develop the Olympic values of friendship, excellence, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Our P.E. lessons include a warm up activity, clear teaching of discrete skills/techniques, the practice of skills within a game or performance, a cool down activity followed by key stretches for the muscles worked in the lesson. Throughout different units, children will improve their agility, balance, flexibility and coordination, which will improve their overall accuracy. Each lesson builds on from the previous one, allowing time for children to develop their confidence and combine different skills through repetition. During games and performances, children will be taught to show respect and offer constructive feedback to their peers. This is supported by our use of P.E. Superstar which recognises performance (excellence, skill and application in games), fair play (friendship, inclusion, equality, respect, encouraging and inspiring others) and determination (courage, attitude, perseverance and resilience), with two pupils nominated each lesson. Pupils will also develop an understanding of how their bodies work and move, including the scientific aspects of the heart, lungs and how oxygen is delivered to the muscles, as well as enjoying the freedom to express themselves through the movement of their body in dance and gymnastics.

We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to experience new sports and outdoor and adventurous activities offsite, which are included in our separate PE overview document. The children will also be given opportunities to represent Alban City School in both competitive and non-competitive events across a range of sporting activities.