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Physical Education

Curriculum Intent

At Nathaniel Newton Infant School we strive to provide our children with physical opportunities that are fun and engaging. We ensure our curriculum is inclusive and allows all pupils to access and enjoy a range of physical activities enabling them to be physically active in every lesson.

Our teachers deliver high quality P.E lessons through the real P.E scheme (Real P.E) which is a child-centred approach. The children are given opportunities to practise and develop their fundamental skills which target their agility, balance and coordination and will go on to underpin the foundation of a variety of sports. By providing a safe and supportive environment the children will not only flourish and succeed in physical activities but their personal, social, creative and cognitive skills will also be developed.

Our lessons provide the children with opportunities and situations to practise alone, in small groups and in teams where they will learn how to collaborate and cooperate as part of an effective team, understand challenges, fairness and equality of play.

We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to express themselves and achieve their personal goals.

We want to encourage a love of physical activity and create a culture which inspires children to continue a lifelong participation and love of sports which will benefit their long-term health and mental well-being. By working with and supporting parents and their children we will help them to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this goes beyond physical activity. Through the celebration of our children’s sporting achievements both in and out of school, we are also promoting a high profile of physical education throughout the school.

We aim to offer a range of after school club activities and make it our duty to bring awareness to the importance of exercise, mental well-being and the need for a healthy, balanced lifestyle covered through P.E sessions and also cross curricular links with Science and PSHE.