At Moorlands, we believe that Physical Education gives children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices.
Physical Education can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance it will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Our children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events. Physical Education at Moorlands is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches.
Children can gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. These focus on agility, balance, coordination and fitness. Children should take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. During KS2 children should also take part in a series of structured swimming sessions. Our overall aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.