Physical Education at College Town
Physical Education (P.E.) is taught in standalone lessons each week. Children are taught core skills relating to a range of sporting activities and games, such as throwing and catching, footwork and hand-eye coordination, positioning, balance and movement. There is also a heavy emphasis on fitness and healthy eating in P.E. lessons, with children being taught to understand the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, as well as the effects of exercise and food on the body, linking with Science and P.S.H.E. units.
P.E. in the early years is encouraged through creating an enabling environment which provides learning opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Weekly activities are planned for and made accessible for all children on a daily basis with the support of an adult to encourage engagement, interaction and challenge.
In Key Stage 1 we focus on developing the fundamental skills to enable the children to develop movement. They learn agility, balance, coordination and speed through learning a range of sports skills and exposure to a variety of activities.
The Key Stage 2 PE curriculum is broad, balanced and progressive, and enables the children to develop and apply a wide range of skills through a variety of different cooperative and competitive situations. Children are coached in specific sports in preparation for festivals and tournaments. Festivals are considered to be participation events, and tournaments are competitive.