PE- Intent Statement
PE is a highly valued subject within our school curriculum. Every child should have the very best start to life, including developing lifestyle habits to promote physical, mental and social health. Exercise, sport and leisure should develop through play, activity and experiences building skills, stamina, tactics, proficiency and enjoyment in a range of activities. Our aim is that through providing positive and inclusive experiences in primary school PE and sport, we build a lifetime of interest and involvement in physical activity. Physical, mental and social health is key for lifelong success and happiness and is arguably the biggest gift we can give our children. We aim to develop self-confidence, challenge stereotypes and build positive attitudes. Sport and exercise develops participants resilience, perseverance, the learning of new skills should be a challenge but one that is rewarded when new skills are mastered. These important lessons transfer to other areas of life. Sport, exercise and health is a huge industry and we aim to make children aware and knowledgeable of this. Individual effort and endeavor is supported by good quality teaching, team work and cooperation, competition and good sporting attitudes are encouraged.
The intent of our PE curriculum is to deliver lessons that are accessible to all children and abilities, through differentiation and appropriate adult support, all of which helps to nurture and develop children’s confidence. At Wren Park, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils from Reception to Year 6 not only enjoy, but which also enables them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. In addition, we aim to nurture and develop individuals who show potential to progress beyond the classroom by providing equal opportunities to participate in extra – curricular activities.
We believe it is important that children exercise regularly and are taught about how to live a healthy lifestyle and about the reciprocal relationship between physical and mental/emotional wellbeing.
We aim to incorporate moments within other areas of the curriculum whereby the children can be active. Where possible, PE is used to enhance learning in other curriculum areas, including maths, science and PSHE.
Our vision for all children is that they become motivated, independent and skilled learners within the secure and stimulating atmosphere we create at Wren Park. It is our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures all children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills, or being introduced to new sports. Through the PE curriculum, children are encouraged to take and manage risks, explore their creativity, develop their athleticism and embrace a love of movement, enhancing their physical, mental and social wellbeing.