Physical Development

Physical Education (PE)
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.
In Key Stage 1, pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
In Key Stage 2, pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
At Henbury Court we teach PE through a range of competitive games, including football, netball, rounders, cricket, tennis and Tag Rugby, with opportunities to play against other schools in leagues and tournaments. We also aim to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (through athletics and gymnastics) and the children will perform dances using a range of movement patterns. By the end of Key Stage 2, children will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes.
Class pages are likely to contain more current information but some general resources can be found at the links below.