Committed to Excellence, Equality and Enjoyment
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali, American Boxer
PE develops the children's knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, martial arts, outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, swimming and water safety and athletics. The PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. We provide opportunities for pupils to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At Wykeham, our objectives in the teaching of PE are:
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children's knowledge, skills and understanding, and we do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual or group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children, and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Within lessons, we give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and to compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.
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